Trump gives a thumbs-up with Anderson during his
campaign stop in Poughkeepsie last April
POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson is thrilled that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.
The two men are friends and in fact it was Anderson who facilitated Trump’s campaign rally in Poughkeepsie last summer.
Anderson, who is now being touted on Facebook as a possible head of the Justice Department, said Trump wants to unite the country.
“We are still divided but we have to try and bring everybody together,” Anderson told Mid-Hudson News. “I think he is going to try. I think he is going to succeed and I am excited about the whole thing.”
Does Anderson agree with everything the president-elect says and does? No, said the sheriff. But, he said Trump is the kind of person for whom a “handshake still matters.”
“He wants to do the right thing and I think this is the guy who can do it.”
Anderson made a point of saying Trump is “part of Dutchess County” as he owns a country club in Stormville.