Rick Perry, who is currently facing felony abuse of power charges in Texas, has grudgingly endorsed Donald Trump for president.
According to CNN, Perry offered the weakest possible endorsement of Trump:
Perry, speaking by phone from his hometown of Roundtop, Texas, acknowledged Trump is not his ideal choice. When Perry was a candidate for president earlier in the 2016 cycle, he was the first to come out and criticize Trump and question his conservative credentials, calling his candidacy a “cancer on conservatism.”
“He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them,” Perry said Thursday.
“He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice,” Perry added.
Perry’s comments continue the trend of Republicans holding their noses while endorsing Trump in the weakest way possible. Perry’s endorsement was was the equivalent of admitting that Republicans are stuck with Trump, so they have no other choice but to support him.
Rick Perry is a national laughingstock, who is facing felony abuse of power charges while governor of Texas and even he didn’t want to endorse Donald Trump.
The guy who became a national joke by not being able to remember the three government agencies he would cut during a 2012 Republican presidential debate thinks he is too good for Donald Trump.
The Perry endorsement of Trump is truly a case of one idiot supporting another.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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