Former Texas Governor Rick Perry just made a big announcement about the Republican parties presumptive nominee. Do you think others will get behind him and do the same? Or do you think they will stay set in their ways?
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry – who once referred to Donald Trump’s candidacy as a ‘cancer’ – is now endorsing his party’s presumptive nominee.
‘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 told CNN by phone, speaking at his home in Texas.
He also said he was open to being Trump’s running mate.
‘I am going to be open to any way I can help. I am not going to say no,’ Perry said.
Perry’s name had been floating as someone who could potentially wage a third-party bid as Trump’s two final rivals – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich – both dropped out this week.
Perry, in the interview with CNN, closed the door on these whispers, saying he wasn’t interested and called the quest for such a candidate ‘quixotic.’
‘I believe in the process, and the process has said Donald Trump will be our nominee and I’m going to support him and help him and do what I can,’ Perry said.
‘He is one of the most talented people who has ever run for the president I have ever seen,’ Perry stated.
Perry has twice run for the White House himself, earning the distinction this time around as being the first candidate to drop out, in what was an overly crowded field.
In 2012, he famously said ‘oops’ mid-debate when asked what federal agencies he’d kill off.
He wished to dismantle three, but could only come up with two, a gaffe that basically ended his presidential run right there.
In those short months that he did run for the White House this summer, he was one of the first brand name Republicans to take Trump on.
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