FORT HANCOCK, Texas | Smaller government? Some Trump supporters cheer the shutdown

FORT HANCOCK, Texas | Smaller government? Some Trump supporters cheer the shutdown

FORT HANCOCK, Texas—Jan 26, 2019— Donald Trump didn’t carry many parts of Texas’ heavily Democratic areas along the border with Mexico, but he won remote Hudspeth County thanks to people like Terry Rose. And the 71-year-old mechanic saw the longest shutdown in U.S. history as a campaign promise kept.

“I want less government. That’s what we’re getting,” said Rose, who was having lunch with a group of friends in Fort Hancock, an enclave with fields of cotton, alfalfa and chili peppers just across the border from El Porvenir, Mexico.

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