In Major Blow to #NeverTrumpers Rand Paul and Rick Perry Endorse Donald Trump for President
The Never Trumpers suffered severe losses today when Senator Rand Paul and former Governor Rick Perry endorsed Donald Trump for president. Both Republicans were considered possible candidates for the mythical third party run to take on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Rand Paul endorsed Trump on Thursday.
ETF News reported:
Rand Paul brushed off rumors and urges from the #neverTrump to run as a third party candidate, reiterating his stance on the GOP nominee and the pledge that he signed.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, asked on Thursday if he would endorse Donald Trump now that he’s the party’s presumptive nominee, answered that he has always said he would back the winner of the Republican primary.
“You know, I’ve always said I’ll endorse the nominee,” Paul said in an interview with interviewed by radio host Leland Conway. “I said that even when I ran [for Senate] in 2010.”
Former Governor Rick Perry also endorsed Trump on Thursday.
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.