When you need someone to say something positive about Donald Trump, look no further than Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Abbott, who previously threw his hat in with Ted Cruz and supported him for president, has changed his mind and is now rallying behind Donald Trump. The reasons why might surprise you. Abbot has gone on record saying that not rallying behind Trump is UNACCEPTABLE!
OH YEA! This is more of what we need in the GOP. People should follow Abbot’s lead and rally. The less distention in the party, the better.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump may not be perfect, but he’d be much better for the country than Hillary Clinton, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday, explaining his endorsement for the New York businessman.
Abbott, who spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” had previously voiced his support for home state Sen. Ted Cruz, but he threw his support behind Trump after the other GOP presidential hopefuls dropped out. And although he was light on specific praise for Trump, Abbott was emphatic about the need to support him.
“I may or may not agree with everything that Donald Trump says — I didn’t agree with everything that (2012 GOP presidential nominee) Mitt Romney stood for or that (2008 nominee) John McCain stood for,” Abbott said. “But here’s what I do know, … Hillary is far worse for America than Donald Trump would be.”
The Texas governor particularly cited Clinton’s positions on energy industry regulation, fighting the Islamic State and immigration in explaining his opposition to the former secretary of state.
Clinton has not officially wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination, but most pundits say it is mathematically unlikely that her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, could overtake her lead in delegates.
And on the Republican side, Abbott said he isn’t worried by the party divisions.
“This is something that we’ve been through every four years: Kind of the same thing happened with Mitt Romney four years ago, the same thing happened with John McCain four years before that,” he said. “And there is a rallying cry here, and that is the country has gone off track, we believe, with regard to the Obama agenda, and we see Hillary Clinton as nothing more than an extension of the Obama agenda — if not far worse.”
“So I think Republicans will unite understanding that we cannot take four or eight more years of the Obama agenda,” he added.
Couldn’t agree more! Trump 2016! Never Hillary.