Trump Country

Ever Hopeful and Loyal in Trump Country

December 27, 2017

Steven and Chesla Whitt are Democrats who voted for Donald Trump. The restaurant owners helped turn rural Elliott County, Kentucky, red — and still have faith that the president will do them proud. (Dec. 27)

‘Taking a Knee’ in Trump Country

December 5, 2017

A protest of racial injustice highlights divisions in Robeson County, North Carolina, the most diverse rural county in America, where voters also helped Donald Trump win the county and the White House. AP Video by Martha Irvine. (Dec. 5)

When the people of Jefferson County, Texas, narrowly voted majority Trump last November, climate change rarely came up as an issue. Then they were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. AP Video by Martha Irvine.
It’s the “Appalachia of the Pacific Northwest,” a place known for poverty, drugs and death. Grays Harbor County, Washington, also voted majority Trump. Can his renewed “War on Drugs” help save it? AP Video by Martha Irvine.
Forrest Wood talks about the roots of his addiction.
Staci Hadley talks about her addiction and her hope.
Androscoggin County, Maine, hadn’t voted majority Republican for president since the Reagan era, until November. Now the county, which has seen a big influx of African refugees, is part of Trump Country.
This is Trump country, a remote chunk of the upper Midwest where people are ready to see what the new president can do for them. Here, AP's Martha Irvine explores the issues that concern them most -- namely, jobs, gun rights and what many farmers see as dismal market prices for their crops and livestock.
AP journalists speak about how the "Trump Country" series came together.
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