Man Who Attended 45 Trump Rallies Now Opposes The President
Kraig Moss' son died of a heroin overdose in 2014 and he pledged his support for Trump, after the then candidate promised to help those struggling with addiction.
Kraig Moss was a staunch Donald Trump supporter who followed the then presidential candidate on the campaign trail to 45 of his rallies. What drew Moss to Trump was the death of his 24-year-old son, Rob Moss, who he found dead in his bed in January 2014 of a heroin/fentanyl overdose.
Moss said while deeply hurt by the death of his son, he was encouraged to support Trump because of his promise to help those with addiction. Moss even spoke with Trump while on the campaign trail, and the Republican candidate offered encouraging words, which made his loyalty seem justified.
"And I know what you went through," Trump said to Moss at a January 2016 rally. "And this is a great father, I can see it and your son is proud of you."
However, CNN caught up with Moss Tuesday (March 21) who now say's he's no longer in Trump's corner because of the president's American Health Care Act. The proposed legislation would drop addiction treatment and mental health mandate, affecting nearly 1.3 million Americans. Moss said had his son had health care he thinks he'd still be alive. Now Moss believes everything Trump said was a lie.
“Now I don’t believe he was true in his word when he was speaking. I think he was looking for votes, to be honest with you," Moss said. "It’s not at all what Mr. Trump promised everybody he was going to provide for us. "I feel that now—anger, I feel hurt inside.”