Bakersfield — a California town firmly in Trumpland

Laid off oil field worker Burt Reynolds (L) and his friend professional bull rider Lane Selz finish breakfast at Pappy's Coffee Shop, in Bakersfield, CaliforniaThough just a few hours by road from California’s progressive bastions of Los Angeles or San Francisco, Bakersfield is a world away from Tinseltown or Silicon Valley and firmly in Trumpland. In this town, 54 percent of the population voted for Donald Trump and only 39 percent backed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton though she won two thirds of the overall vote in California. “I voted for Donald Trump because I felt he would actually do something, he’s a businessman,” said Lane Selz, 22, sitting in front of a hefty breakfast at Pappy’s Coffee Shop.

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