Watch Voters Explain Why They Love Donald Trump

A group from New Hampshire of voters, independents and Republicans, which will hold the nation’s first presidential primary, discussed the real estate tycoon and reality TV star’s appeal as part of a Bloomberg Politics focus group.

β€œHe says it like it is,” said Jessica, a data analyst, during the focus group in the first-in-the-nation primary state, conducted by Purple Strategies at St. Anselm College in Manchester. β€œHe speaks the truth.”

β€œHe’s willing to tell you his opinion,” Andrew, an educator, said. β€œSo many other politicians won’t take an opinion.”

β€œBusiness, we need business and I like his roughness,” said Danielle, a financial-planning consultant, adding, β€œHe’s just tough, we need someone tough.”

β€œDonald Trump is strong,” Nick, a home inspector, said. β€œHe carries a sentiment and frustrations that I think a lot of Americans are going through and feeling right now. He’s the one that’s able to articulate that, and bring those frustrations to light. I believe him when he talks.”

β€œI was a little girl, and I didn’t even know what Trump Towers were, but I knew that he was a wealthy, successful man and I remember asking my mother if I could write him a letter to ask him how he made his money,” Jessica said.

β€œHe’s like one of us. He may be a millionaire, which separates him from everybody else, but besides the money issue, he’s still in tune with what everybody is wanting,” Janet, a former dog breeder, said.

β€œI haven’t heard a lot of positions,” Andy said. β€œBut one thing is when he takes a position, and I’ll use the John McCain thing, he didn’t turn around two days later and say ‘Oh no, that’s not what I’m supposed to say.’ He stayed with what he believed in, and that’s, to me, what I’m looking for.”

β€œSpecifically, he said he’ll put a wall on the southern border,” Roger, who works with the elderly, said. β€œWhen you talk about common sense, that’s a common-sense thing to do.”

β€œClassy,” said Cheryl, a real estate agent.

β€œI think it would be exciting,” Roger said. β€œI really do. I look forward to it. It’ll be an interesting thing every day.”