North Buffalo Residents Interviewed by Japanese News Agency

NORTH BUFFALO TOWNSHIP – People around the world are fascinated with President Donald Trump, but few have the opportunity to visit the United States to experience the political uprising we are currently experiencing.

Jack Bennett gives an “Armstrong-opoly” game to Japanese reporter Sohei Ide.

Japanese news wire service correspondent Sohei Ide writes for Kyodo News. He came to Armstrong County to find ordinary Americans. He wanted their views on Mr. Trump’s presidency.

“I am not going to hide the fact that I wasn’t a great fan of President-elect Trump,” Sohei explained, “but that gives me more compelling reason to understand why people voted for him. I truly like to know and I believe so do many of our readers, and that’s why it’s so important to speak to the real people as opposed to professional commentators or academics.”

Pastor Jim Rose is interviewed inside his church about his view on our President.

He spoke to three North Buffalo Township residents that represented three distinct views of our President.

 

Visiting the home of Jack Bennett, he was acquainted with the conservative brand of politics for which western Pennsylvania is known – clinging to our guns and our religion, as Bennett explained. Bennett, who serves on the Board of the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau, gave Sohei an Armstrong-opoly board game to remind him of his trip to Armstrong County.

Pastor Jim Rose of the North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church related to Sohei a religious view of politics in America, and the importance of a spiritual culture.

North Buffalo Township Supervisor Dave Wolfe is interviewed in the township garage.

North Buffalo Township Supervisor Dave Wolfe was able to express the differences in liberal and conservative thinking, and shared some views of why he is concerned about the Trump presidency.

“I won’t claim to have seen it all in one day, but I felt like I had my first real encounter with ‘the real America’,” Sohei wrote after returning to Japan. “Although it stopped short of fully converting me into a Trump supporter, I think I have a much better understanding of what the good people of USA saw as hope in him, and I am much more open to the possibility that he may bring about a change for the better than before.”

The impact of Sohei’s visit was felt in his article appearing in newspapers throughout Japan.

57 comments on “North Buffalo Residents Interviewed by Japanese News Agency
  1. jd718 says:

    Jerry6, Republican Congress members what to exempt themselves from their own healthcare plan! Can you believe these people?

  2. jd718 says:

    “Worthy, Did you vote for Jared and Ivanka Trump to be in the Trump Administration?”
    The question posted above to Worthy was meant to show Nepotism in the Trump White House and you come away with this:
    “I didn’t realize that We voted on Advisors and Cabinet positions.” LOL

    “You know $500K speaking fees for a 20 min speech THEN all of sudden the State Department approves the sale of some asset ( uranium) ) or Arms or some other deal ?” “You do know that Clinton was one of nine cabinet members and department heads that sit on the CFIUS, and the secretary of the treasury is its chairperson. CFIUS members are collectively charged with evaluating the transaction for potential national security issues, then turning their findings over to the president. By law, the committee can’t veto a transaction; only the president can.” I take it you really don’t know, do you? LOL
    “A key fact ignored in criticisms of Clinton’s supposed involvement in the deal is that the uranium was not — ‘nor could it be’ — ‘exported’, and remained under the control of U.S.-based subsidiaries of Uranium One, according to a statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission” You missed this important Fact, Also!
    “Hey Sickof, You had the right to say whatever from the day you were born in America, without Trump!” Meaning Sick had the freedom of speech before Trump came along! From this statement you get to this: (Not really, look at all these “protests” over speakers and the alleged March for Science.) What the Heck are you talking about? The protests illustrate free speech and the right to assemble. Are you just Crazy here?
    “Exxon wants a wavier from the Russian sanctions, well! We all knew that was coming with Rex (Ex- CEO) Tillerson being the Secretary of State. Trump: I’ll drain the swamp! Sure you will! LOL Corruption at it’s best.” We all know that Sarcasm is hard to detect on the blogs, even for you. The wavier was denied days after the comment was first posted. Wow! “The only reason it came up now is because Barry ” don’t blame me I just work here” Hussein Soreto-Obama did nothing when the application was sent by Exxon in 2015.” No, The Russian sanctions where put in Place in 2014 after the Russians invaded the Ukraine. If you stay off of Breithbart you will do better! Some Spin Doctor you are!

  3. jerry6 says:

    I don’t want my tax dollars going to build a wall. Get ready for the draft to start again. With Trump in there, we are sure to get into a war. You can’t expect these military people to go to war again. Some of them have been there two and three times. My dad received the Purple Heart for being wounded and seven from my immediate family served. My nephews have served. If some people knew their kids would have to sign up for the draft, they might think twice about supporting this misguided guy in the White House.

  4. jd718 says:

    Mad, One more: Eric Prince: Prince, a Trump business associate, brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the founder of notorious private security firm Blackwater, presented himself as an unofficial envoy of Trump in a meeting with a representative of Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles days before Trump’s inauguration, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. The meeting was brokered by the United Arab Emirates who hoped to loosen Russian ties to Iran by strengthening ties between Russia and the United States.

  5. jd718 says:

    Wow Opie, Must have been in another news paper. Will try and look this up. Thanks

  6. jd718 says:

    Mad, Wilbur Ross: Commerce Secretary Ross holds a stake in the Bank of Cyprus, which has prominent Russian investors

    Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state and former chief executive of ExxonMobil. Tillerson developed extensive ties in Russia during his tenure with the oil giant.

    J.D. Gordon: Former Trump campaign adviser. The Republican strategist resisted adding anti-Russia language in the GOP platform and met with Kislyak at the convention.

    Michael Caputo: Former Trump campaign adviser. The Republican strategist resisted adding anti-Russia language in the GOP platform and met with Kislyak at the convention.

    There are lots more! Just ask Tots! LOL

  7. mad-2010 says:

    “How many Russian ties have been found in connection with this Trump Administration?
    ZERO” Hey Genius, Did you forget about Mike Flynn Trumps National Security Adviser? Also, the investigation is ongoing! You might stick to threatening Clinton and Obama. LOL

  8. jd718 says:

    Well, Well, If it isn’t the spin-doctor who threatens former Presidents on a Rant again! LOL

  9. opie2 says:

    @Jd. Former commissioners half million dollar law suite settled

  10. scott_starr says:

    And now back on Topic.

    Admin, would it be possible to get the articles written by Ide?
    It would be interesting on two counts, Ide’s perspective and the information he got from those who he interviewed.

  11. scott_starr says:

    How many Russian ties have been found in connection with this Trump Administration?
    ZERO
    However, the Podesta Group has represented Russia, Lanny Davis representing Firtash

    Worthy, Did you vote for Jared and Ivanka Trump to be in the Trump Administration,
    I didn’t realize that We voted on Advisors and Cabinet positions.

    It costs $200,000 to join Mar-A Lago and you think that lobbyists and companies would not pay this amount to be around the President?
    You mean like giving money to the Clinton Foundation? You know $500K speaking fees for a 20 min speech THEN all of sudden the State Department approves the sale of some asset ( uranium) ) or Arms or some other deal ? Funny that the foundation has closed the CGI since “donations” are drying up since Madame didn’t win the presidency.

    Hey Sickof, You had the right to say whatever from the day you were born in America, without Trump!
    Not really, look at all these “protests” over speakers and the alleged March for Science. The March for Science should have been called the March to Politicize Science. Even better our Universities only invite people to speak who tell them what they already believe. ..

    Exxon wants a wavier from the Russian sanctions, well! We all knew that was coming with Rex (Ex- CEO) Tillerson being the Secretary of State. Trump: I’ll drain the swamp! Sure you will! LOL Corruption at it’s best.

    How is this corruption? The request was DENIED. The only reason it came up now is because Barry ” don’t blame me I just work here” Hussein Soreto-Obama did nothing when the application was sent by Exxon in 2015.

    Here is corruption: IRS denying applications based on political ideology, getting FISA warrants to “spy” on someone who did work for Russians 10 years before and just “inadvertently” collecting the phone calls of the opposition Presidential Candidate. Here’s more, the FBI offered $50K in exchange for any of the “dossier” allegations to be proven true, but never paid because there was no documented evidence provided, HOWEVER the discredited dossier was given as another reason to get a FISA warrant.

    The FBI giving the definition of negligence when handling classified documents, then saying there was no “intent” so Madame could not be guilty of mishandling classified intelligence because she didn’t mean it… but by definition negligence excluded intent.

  12. mad-2010 says:

    Wman, “over zealous reporters trying to land a gotcha question.” I don’t see it that way reporters are doing the same job that has been done with all past Administrations. This Administration seems to be under skilled and has many missteps at this juncture, I’m not pleased at all at this point on a lot of fronts. All this without getting to the bottom of Russian involvement yet. Not to mention North Korea and the likes. Can this Administration get the job done? It remains to be seen!

  13. jd718 says:

    Opie, Not following what you are talking about, explain? What lawsuits where?

  14. jd718 says:

    Worthy, Go ahead and ignore these polls. But, Can you ignore the Massive protests and the number of town hall meeting protesting against Trumpcare? 17% approval! Congress had 7 years to come-up with a healthcare plan. I expected more from this guy and I see poor policy if indeed there are any at all, Lies and Chaos.

  15. worthingtonman says:

    @JD
    Are you kidding me with the polls? Good old polls with their obersampling of Democrats? Didn’t thesenpolls say we were going to have a president Clinton?? Anyone with common sense knows to ignore these polls.
    @Mad
    I agree that Sean Spicer is a horrible Press Sevretary. Almost as bad as Josh Ernst in my opinion. I would do away with these daily briefings that consist of over zealous reporters trying to land a gotcha question.

  16. jd718 says:

    Sick, “Who gives a good crap about what Japan thinks about our president, us, (or anything else involving the United States of America.)” Don’t look now but the Japanese Navy just joined The USS Carl Vinson Armada! Maybe you are outside the Norm when it comes to American Military Allies! Wonder Why? LOL

  17. opie2 says:

    Sexual lawsuite. Why would the taxpayers be paying for this suite.
    The morons that caused this problem should be footing this bill. Morons is too good of a name for this trash. Then trash is too good of a name for them too. Can’t believe the things people get away with in this town. I would be ashamed to face anybody in this town. These people should not be walking the streets free.

  18. mad-2010 says:

    “This is why I love Trump and being a Trump supporter, as well as being an American. I have the RIGHT to say this:” Hey Sickof, You had the right to say whatever from the day you were born in America, without Trump!

  19. jd718 says:

    Rainbow, Government Accountability Office estimates on Trumps Mar-A-Logo trips will not be final for months. Any costs that are out there are compared to the last Administrations costs on Presidential travel. But, the money is spent at Mar-A- Lago which Trump owns!

  20. mad-2010 says:

    Sickof, “We just dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever, on our perceived enemies.” What perceived enemy? We have been at War with Afghanistan for years now!

  21. jd718 says:

    “We just dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever, if I read it right, on our perceived enemies under Trump. No hesitation. I think that is a good starting point for his presidency!”
    So, dropping a big bomb is a good start for presidency! LOL How about 50+ missiles on Syria? How’s that rank? But, Make sure that we call Russia first! LOL Sick you are really Sick! Also, who cares about Clinton at this point?

  22. jd718 says:

    Rainbow, Be more specific: “generalizations turned into accusations paraded as truth.” “Have you seen any financial statements for any of this, are you making it up?” Rainbow, Do you really think the secret service people stay at Mar-A-Logo for free? Rainbow, Have you seen any financial statement to disprove what I am saying in my post?

  23. sickofpayingforit says:

    Agree with Worthingtonman’s recent post. Clinton losing to Trump is her own fault, even though she doesn’t admit any wrong doing in her new book, from what I’ve heard….lol.

    We just dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever, if I read it right, on our perceived enemies under Trump. No hesitation. I think that is a good starting point for his presidency!

  24. opie2 says:

    Jack has done a lot for this county. A lot of volunteer work. He needs more respect that people give him.

  25. sickofpayingforit says:

    This is why I love Trump and being a Trump supporter, as well as being an American. I have the RIGHT to say this:

    Who gives a good crap about what Japan thinks about our president, us, or anything else involving the United States of America.

    That’s all.

  26. jd718 says:

    Worthy, Are you hopping around on one leg yet? Here let me kick that one leg out from under you! Just read a Gallop poll that says Trumps first quarter approval is the lowest since WWII, even lower than Bill Clintons was, and we all know what Bill Clinton was doing, bobbing and weaving, right? LOL

  27. Rainbow Rider says:

    Dave, please remove the picture of the ugly car with the bumper stickers. It’s really getting old and you are just giving this person the attention they crave.

  28. Rainbow Rider says:

    JD. Lots of generalizations turned into accusations paraded as truth. Have you seen any financial statements for any of this, are you making it up?
    Just like watching the news with your stuff. Oh, and I don’t watch the news for that very reason.

  29. mad-2010 says:

    JD, If Rump went to Camp David just a few times during the 4 years in office he could put the Meals on Wheel program back in play. That would be a humanitarian thing to do, right? Would he do that? Hell No!

  30. jd718 says:

    “It’s his own place and He’s WORKING.”
    Rainbow. That’s easy, Who would the government be paying for the secret service agents rooms? That’s right, The Trump company. It costs $200,000 to join Mar-A Lago and you think that lobbyists and companies would not pay this amount to be around the President? Where would that money go, That’s right, The Trump company. What’s the cost to join Camp David? The American taxpayers own Camp David, so what’s the cost for secret service to stay there?

  31. Rainbow Rider says:

    JD. You have proof that he’s lining his pockets? You’ve seen the inside of his pockets?
    It costs money for the President to be , go , or stay anywhere. Unless you can provide proof that Mar-A-Lago costs significantly more than someplace else then it’s a wash.
    It’s his own place and He’s WORKING

  32. mad-2010 says:

    JD, You should have said: “clinging to our guns and our Lawyer Fees.” The guy paid more for that lawyer bill than the cost ($250.00) of his failed campaign! LOL

  33. jd718 says:

    “The Travel Band and the Muslim Band are participating in a musical retreat this weekend.” LOL

    As long as both ‘bands’ don’t perform on a Lawn with you present everyone will be Safe! LOL

    Apparently you missed the comical play on words because it did not pertain to “clinging to our guns and our religion.” LOL

  34. mad-2010 says:

    JD, Maybe Wman and Spicer can visit a Holocaust Center together because even Hitler didn’t gas his people! Yes, the Rump team is always correct, Not!

  35. jorn jensen says:

    The Travel Band and the Muslim Band are participating in a musical retreat this weekend. LOL

  36. jd718 says:

    “He’s at his own place so it’s not like we’re paying for hotel rooms.” Yes, we are….. Trump is also lining his own pockets at the same time!

    @ Worthy, “Let the Dems keep chasing around the Russia conspiracy instead of fixing their problems.” What the heck are you talking about? The House and Senate are investigating Russian involvement in a US election. Any Red Blooded American should have concern about this matter! Wow! How many Russian ties have been found in connection with this Trump Administration? Worthy, Did you vote for Jared and Ivanka Trump to be in the Trump Administration, and did Jared forget he meet with that Russian official? Well Worthy, What’s up with that Crap?

  37. jd718 says:

    “It is kinda comical watching all the heads blow up over Trump” Worthy, Come-On Man, You must be kidding. After all the Abject Failures in the first, what, 90 days ACA replace and Repeal and the Travel Band, AKA Muslim Band! Seriously, I’m watching the Trump Administration heads blow up! LOL Have you ever watched a Sean Spicer Press Briefing? That’s comical with all the stuttering and walkbacks and Alternative Facts! LOL Return to Earth Worthy, it’s worth the trip, Man! LOL
    Does the Trump team really know the right direction the Armada with the USS Carl Vinson is headed? LOL

  38. jd718 says:

    Exxon wants a wavier from the Russian sanctions, well! We all knew that was coming with Rex (Ex- CEO) Tillerson being the Secretary of State. Trump: I’ll drain the swamp! Sure you will! LOL Corruption at it’s best.

  39. Rainbow Rider says:

    Lucifer, Obama was golfing and not working. Trump spent 3 days at Mar-A-Lago ( remember when you called it key largo? ) with the leader of China for God’s sake! He’s not just lying around in his bath robe. This man is working! All the other Presidents went to Camp David but he chooses to go to his own place in Florida. What momentary difference would there be if he went to Camp David instead?
    Presidents travel as they please and as needs dictate. That’s what Air Force 1 is for. It takes a certain amount of money to protect the President no matter where they are so that’s pretty much a wash. He’s at his own place so it’s not like we’re paying for hotel rooms.
    Stop being so negative about everything, and watch as he makes even you, Great Again !

  40. worthingtonman says:

    It is kinda comical watching all the heads blow up over Trump. Complaining about things that us conservatives were labeled as eveything from bad guys to racist for complaining about Obama. The guy is trying. And @ JD. Trump using the blame game offends you but you were ok with Obama blaming Bush for everything! Hypocrite much? Let the Dems keep chasing around the Russia conspiracy instead of fixing their problems. Trump was elected for a reason. It was because Clinton was a flawed candidate. Any other candidate would have cleaned Trumps clock. Let them Dems get back to supporting the working class and not the drag queens and illegal aliens and maybe then they can get some traction.

  41. jd718 says:

    Jerry6, How about the “Buy American Executive Order” It means crap until it’s passed legislation! Also, Does that mean Americans should stop buying Trump band items? Trump’s stuff is not made in America, the man has no shame.

  42. jerry6 says:

    Rain Man: you must be living under a rock to not have heard how much Trump has spent going to Florida. It has been on TV all the time. I heard a republican saying he should stay at the White House. The Ethics committee said they will be looking into this. Some people will deny the truth when it is staring them in the face. When Obama was in office, Trump said he should stop golfing so much and stay in the White House and work. Watch something other than Fox News and you will learn the truth. Good riddance to O!Reiley. Get another pervert off tv.

  43. opie2 says:

    Hey what about them creepy clowns?

  44. mad-2010 says:

    Hard statistics on Trump Florida visits are difficult to come by. However, with I think 17 trips now a GOA conservative estimate at 1 Million each trip without other add-ons would be 17 Million plus.

  45. Rainbow Rider says:

    Jerry666, what was your source for the 21 million dollar figure? You’ve consistently made inaccurate comments where President Trump is concerned. Can you provide a breakdown of these expenses?

  46. jd718 says:

    How true Jerry6, It’s the contradictions and conflicts of interests and bad ethics that get to me the most, not good. Also, the blame game, the man has no shame.

  47. jerry6 says:

    Just heard John Walsh, a republican say Trump should release his tax teturns. He said it will bite him in the butt if he doesn’t. He has already spent over twenty one million going to his place in Florida. If he keeps this up, he will spend more in a year than Obama spent in 8 years. He is a joke.

  48. jd718 says:

    @ Mad, the SNL skits would be, An American Concentration Camp Chat with Jack Bennett and A Day on The Lawn with Fjeeny Jenson. LOL

  49. mad-2010 says:

    I reread this article and noticed this: “clinging to our guns and our religion.”

    Guns before Religion, that’s interesting!

  50. mad-2010 says:

    A SNL skit with Jack & Fjenny would be way too Funny. Would love to see it happen.

  51. steve says:

    Maybe Jack had Google up so he knew how to answer.

    Jenny’s probably too frightened to answer the door nowadays. lol

  52. Rainbow Rider says:

    Good thing he didn’t go to jensen’s place. I heard he doesn’t like visitors.
    😉

  53. Rainbow Rider says:

    Wouldn’t be much good interviewing jack , his answers were probably all plagiarized.

  54. mark says:

    Interesting group to interview. Should have invited Sohei here.

  55. jd718 says:

    The reporter said: “Although it stopped short of fully converting me into a Trump supporter.” I wonder Why! LOL

    A day of golf down at Mar-A-Lago may have done the Trick of converting this reporter.

  56. mad-2010 says:

    “he was acquainted with the conservative brand of politics for which western Pennsylvania is known.
    Not sure this is really a true statement! It would have been nice to hear exactly what these residents did say to this reporter……

  57. jd718 says:

    I wonder if Jack told him about the Concentration Camps that never happened that Jack wrote about! LOL

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