Now that conservative businessman Donald J. Trump has won the Republican presidential nomination, we get to watch the political establishment react. Will they work to defeat Hillary Clinton, or is Trump too big a threat to their power?
Now, conservative former Governor of Texas Rick Perry, a former competitor of Trump’s, just officially endorsed Trump’s candidacy.
Why? Because Trump is “the people’s choice!”
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected.
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 is the longest serving governor in the history of Texas. His free-market, low-tax policies helped Texas grow and prosper, even in the disastrous Obama economy.
While Perry clearly has major disagreements with Trump, he’s willing to put that aside because the real threat we face now is Hillary Clinton in the White House. Currently under an FBI criminal investigation, it’s clear that Hillary is unfit for office. That’s why Perry is willing to support Trump in 2016.
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