ABC News’ Jonathan Karl is in Vietnam covering President Trump’s visit and interviewed several female students. When he asked them what they thought of the American leader, he was flabbergasted when it was something nice.
“When you think Donald Trump, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?” Karl asked the students.
One of them responded, “Cute! He is cute!”
Karl’s head nearly exploded: “You think he’s cute? That’s a first one for me, okay.”
Others chimed in: “He is very good at business… Yes, and his family is wonderful.”
“He is very powerful," another said.
But Karl wanted to get down to brass tacks: if they think so highly of Trump, then their feelings on Barack Obama must be like his — off the charts!
“President Trump and President Obama, very different, right?” Karl strong-armed.
Their answer came surely as a shock, as his baiting was met with civility:
“Yeah, very different, but we’re always friendly and always welcoming.”
“You like both?” Karl responded. “There’s not a lot of people in America that like both Barack Obama and Donald Trump.”
Karl was happy to hear that they “admired” Obama and almost gave him what he wanted when one woman said, “At first, I didn’t like Donald Trump.” Yet, she said she likes him now and reiterated that “he’s very cute.”
Karl ended his segment astonished that there is actually a place in the world where people view Trump and Obama on equal footing. Surely, he’s ready to get on the plane and back to the bubble.