Former Vice Presidential Dan Quayle, who served under President George H.W. Bush had great things to say about the current GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Quayle, who went through a qualification period where the media didn’t trust he was ready because he seemed so young, told the NBC hosts how unconventional Trump was but he’s up to the job.
Trump is a candidate who has gotten this far on his experience, reaching the American people and touching on issues that are important to them. Quayle understands that so when he said “expect the unexpected,” he meant that in a positive way.
The former vice president, who served under George H.W. Bush, appeared on NBC’s Today show Thursday and said that Trump was more qualified than Clinton in this particular election because people want an outsider.
“On paper, you’d say, well, she’s more qualified. But you know what? He’s more qualified in the sense that the American people, I think, want an outsider,” Quayle said. “And they want an outsider this time. She’s not an outsider, so if you’re looking for an outsider, no, she’s not qualified, and he is.”
Quayle also told CNN in an interview that aired on New Day Thursday that he had faith the party would be able to come together and back their presumptive nominee, though he acknowledged some holdouts would remain. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush have all indicated they had no plans to endorse, with Jeb Bush writing in a recent Facebook post he would not vote for Trump.
“In the normal sorting out process, the cream usually goes to the top, right? And I didn’t realize that Donald Trump was going to be the cream that got to the top. I totally misjudged his ability to win,” he said.
Watch the interview here:
We all know when push comes to shove, Trump is going to humiliate Hillary. He will call her out on every corrupt, sketchy think she’s ever been involved with. The moderators will try to shut him off and probably cut his mic but the humiliation will persist. Every lie, every FBI investigation, every dead bodyguard, every sexual assault complaint will be brought up.
Trump has had one consistent message and it is really the key message of his campaign and the greatest contributor to his success . . . he is anti-establishment and that part has not wavered one bit. Like him or not, that is what a lot of his success has boiled down to.
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