Do Nevadans Think Trump Or Biden Will Get America’s Economy Back On track? | NBC Nightly News

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Nevada is still reeling from the Covid-19 shutdown with a 12.6 percent unemployment rate, the second worst in the country. NBC’s Lester Holt speaks with residents about jobs, the economy and their 2020 decision. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http:



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Thank you. Al. > > > `` across america' journey starts with a > > > `` across america' journey starts with a ...
covid shutdowns began. journey starts with a covid shutdowns began. , the life blood of las covid, shutdowns began. , the life blood of las vegas. , the life blood of Las vegas. , the hospitality and vegas. the hospitality and entertainment, the hospitality and entertainment industries up ended by entertainment industries up ended by the virus. industries up ended by the virus. tonight we hear from the virus. tonight we hear from workers and business tonight we hear from workers And business owners who hope the workers and business owners who hope the path to recovery owners who hope the path to recovery starts in the voting path to recovery starts in the voting.

Booth. starts in the voting booth. tonight crowds have booth. Tonight crowds have returned to the iconic tonight. Crowds have returned to the iconic vegas strip, but in returned to the iconic vegas strip, but in other parts of sin, vegas strip, but in other parts of sin city, it’s, a different other parts of sin, city, it’s, a different story. city, it’s, a different story. Perhaps no story. , perhaps no battleground state is perhaps no battleground state is still reeling from the battleground state is still reeling from the covid shutdown, like still reeling from the covid shutdown like nevada. covid shutdown like nevada. , with a 12.

6 % nevada. with a 12. 6 % unemployment Rate, the with a 12. 6 % unemployment rate, the second worst in the unemployment rate, the second worst in the country. second worst in the country. and so it’s, where my country. and so it’s, where my journey begins talking and so it’s, where my journey begins. Talking to people here about journey begins talking to people here about jobs, about the to people here about jobs, about the economy, who they jobs about the economy, who, they think is best economy, who, they think is best positioned to lead us think, is best positioned to Lead us in a path to recovery. , positioned to lead us in a path to recovery. My first stop failing in a path to recovery.

My first stop failing business. my first stop failing business. we meet merna at the business. We meet merna at the used bookstore she’s. We meet merna at the used bookstore she’s owned for nearly 40 used, bookstore she’s owned for nearly 40 years. owned for nearly 40 years. , so you’re calling it years. so you’re, calling it quits so you’re calling it quits, > >, i’m, calling it quits > >, i’m, Calling it quits. > >, i’m, calling it quits. our wonderful governor, quits. , our wonderful governor, shut us down for two, our wonderful governor shut us down for two months and a small shut us down for two months and a small business continue months and a small business Continue survive with being business, continue, survive with being shut down for two survive, with being shut down for two months.

shut down for two months. > > reporter your months. > > reporter your customers must be --, > > reporter your customers must be --, >, >, They’Ve devastated customers must be --, > > they’ve devastated, as i am because some > > they’ve devastated, as i am because some of my customers go as i am because some of my customers go back 39 years. of my customers go back 39 years. , > >, Reporter she told back 39 years. , > > reporter she told us she is voting for > > reporter she told us she is voting for president trump. us she is voting for president trump. > >. I really believe president trump. > >. I really believe that he has america’s > >. I really believe that he has america’s best interest at that.

He has america’s best interest at heart. best interest at heart. and he wants to keep heart. and he wants to keep the small businesses and he wants to keep the small businesses going. the small businesses going. He knows what it is going. He knows what it is like to make payroll. He knows what it is like to make payroll. > > reporter across, like to make payroll.

> > reporter across town. We meet this > > reporter across town. We meet this group. Town. We meet this group. Javon was furloughed group. Javon was furloughed from his job at a javon was furloughed from his job at a hotel restaurant. from his job at a hotel, restaurant. > >, putting jobs like hotel, restaurant.

, > >, putting jobs like 30 40 times a day to > >. Putting jobs like 30 40 times a day to find something. 30 40 times a day to find something. > > reporter they have find something. > > reporter they have an 8-year-old daughter, > > reporter they have an 8-year-old daughter with special needs and an 8-year-old daughter With special needs and javon’s unemployment with special needs and javon’s unemployment benefits recently ran javon’s unemployment benefits recently ran. Out. benefits recently ran out. Are you making really out. ? Are you making really hard choices on a? Are you making really hard choices on a daily and weekly hard choices on a daily and weekly basis, daily and weekly basis? > >? We have lost our basis, > >. We have lost our vehicle. > >.

We have lost our vehicle. , we had to choose vehicle. We had to choose between paying the car, we had to choose between paying the car note and keeping a between paying the car note and keeping a roof over our head. note and keeping a roof over our head. > > reporter they’re roof over our head. > > reporter they’re democrats, looning > > reporter they’re democrats looning towards joe biden. democrats looning towards joe biden. > >. I like his towards joe biden. > >. I like his professionalism.

> >. I like his professionalism. I like that he’s had professionalism. I, like that he’s had experience in the i like that he’s had experience in the white house, as vice experience in the white house, as vice president. - white house, as vice president. - > >. If you were sitting president. - > >, if you were sitting here talking to joe > >, if you were sitting here talking to joe biden and president here talking to joe biden and president trump, what would you biden and president trump? What would you want to tell them trump? What would you want to tell them right now want to tell them right now. > >, consider our right now, > >, consider our family. > >.

Consider our family. think about it on a family. think about it. On a possibly level as if think about it on a possibly level as if it was happening to possibly level as if it was happening to you or your son, it was happening to you or your son, daughter, sister or you or your son, daughter, sister or Brother and how would daughter, sister or brother, and how would it make you feel if brother and how would it make you feel if they were struggle it make you feel if they were struggle day-to-day. , they were struggle. Day-To-Day. > > reporter a major day-to-day. > > reporter a major flashpoint for both > > reporter a major flashpoint for both candidates, those flashpoint for both candidates, those continuing covid candidates, those continuing covid, restrictions. , continuing covid, restrictions. , > >. I will end this. restrictions.

> >. I will end this. I will make sure we > >. I will end this. I will make sure we have a plan. I will make sure we have a plan. > >. All he talked about have a plan. > >.

All he talked about is shutdowns. > >. All he talked about is shutdowns. No, we are not going is shutdowns. No, we are not going to shutdown. No, we are not going to shutdown. > > reporter, citing to shutdown. > > reporter, citing improving covid > >. Reporter, citing improving covid numbers bars were improving, covid numbers bars were allowed to reopen in numbers, bars were allowed to reopen in nevada at 50 % allowed to reopen in nevada at 50 %, capacity.

nevada at 50 % capacity. How long were you capacity. ? How long were you actually cloized? How long were you actually cloized > >? We were closed. Actually cloized > >. We were closed, twice. > >. We were closed, twice. > > reporter we spoke twice. > > reporter we spoke to bar owner darrick. , > > reporter. We spoke to bar owner darrick.

> > living my american to bar owner darrick. , > > living my american dream and literally > > living my american dream and literally just taken away. dream and literally just taken away. > > reporter who says just taken: away. > > reporter who says he’s slowly bouncing > > reporter, who says he’s slowly bouncing back. he’s slowly bouncing back. > >. We took a lon and back. > >. We took a lon and something i never > >. We took a lon and something i never expected to do, but we something i never expected to do, but we can kroul back from expected to do, but we can kroul back from that as well. can kroul back from that as well.

I’M optimistic about that as well. , i’m optimistic about the future. , i’m optimistic about the future. > > reporter darrick, the future. > >, reporter darrick is voting for biden. > > reporter darrick is voting for biden and now regrets his is voting for biden and now regrets his vote for president and now regrets his vote for president trump in 2016. vote for president trump in 2016. > >. I know now that trump in 2016. > >. I know now that that was a mistake.

> >. I know now that that was a mistake. I mean you meet. That was a mistake. I mean you meet somebody with a clear. I mean you meet somebody with a clear plan and leadership. somebody with a clear plan and leadership. > > reporter then plan and leadership. > > reporter then there’s stewart, sobak, >, > reporter then there’s stewart sobak running an annual car there’s stewart sobak running an annual Car show. running an annual car show.

It was supposed to be show. It was supposed to be this weekend but like it was supposed to be this weekend, but like so many big events this weekend, but like so many big events here, he was forced to so many big events. Here he was forced to cancel it. Here he was forced to cancel it. > >. It was a huge cancel, it. > >. It was a huge letdown for everybody, > >. It was a huge letdown for everybody involved.

Everybody. letdown for everybody involved, everybody. > >. Reporter he involved everybody. > > reporter. He believes president > > reporter. He believes president trump will help bring believes president trump will help bring his business and its trump will help bring his business and its jobs back. his business and its jobs. Back. > > before covid the jobs back. > > before covid the economy was great. > > before covid the economy was great.

I want to see the economy was great. I want to see the economy come back.


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