Brian Sandoval

Trump's approval rating is in the dumps, even though the economy is soaring. One reason is Trump himself

Trump's approval rating is in the dumps, even though the economy is soaring. One reason is Trump himself

When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming Corry Castaneda among its many victims.

His work remodeling homes practically dried up — “the joke was we were all burning furniture to keep warm”— and there were times he and his wife and two kids were just a paycheck away from desperation.

Things changed dramatically as the economy roared back to life. There’s money in the bank now, Castaneda said, and his career, managing commercial real estate, is thriving as Reno and its neighbors experience a tech-driven boom.

But that’s no thanks, he says, to President Trump, or anyone else in Washington.

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