Rus Thompson, a Donald Trump supporter
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New York primary: 'Donald Trump's talking my language'

How you doin'? The question is not only the quintessential New York greeting, but also the best way of gauging the state of mind of voters in Tuesday's presidential primary.

Rus Thompson has been working in construction for over 30 years and lives in Buffalo, which he defines as a "dead steel city". He is a former Tea Party activist and tells the BBC why he's now backing Donald Trump.

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Produced by the BBC's Anna Bressanin

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  • 18 Apr 2016