Various Republican Flip Flops On Trump
Lindsey Graham (Senator from South Carolina)
“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.” December 8th, 2015, CNN
“We talked about national security, and told some jokes. [Trump’s] very cordial, he’s a funny guy, and he’s from New York. He can take a punch.” May 12th, 2016.
John McCain (Senator from Arizona)
“I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country.” July 20th, 2015, MSNBC
“You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party. I think it would be foolish to ignore them.” May 7th, 2016, CNN.
Bobby Jindal (former governor of Louisiana)
“But you know why [Trump] hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it.” September 10th 2015.
“I think electing Donald Trump would be the second¬ worst thing we could do this November, better only than electing Hillary Clinton.” May 8th, 2016, Wall Street Journal.
Chris Christie (Governor of New Jersey)
“A crisis for Donald is when his favorite restaurant on the Upper East Side isn’t open.” January 30th, 2016.
“There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump.” February 26th, 2016.
Rand Paul (Senator from Kentucky)
“Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist and an orange ¬faced windbag.” January 25th, 2016, The Nightly Show.
“I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee. I stand by that pledge.” May 17th, 2016, Breitbart.com.
Rick Perry (former Texas Governor)
“Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.” July 22nd, 2015.
“I`m going to support him and help him and do what I can. He is one of the most talented people who has ever run for president I have ever seen.” May 5th, 2016, CNN
Mitt Romney, (Republican candidate in 2012) explains his continued objections to Mr. Trump. Wall Street Journal
“That’s how I can sleep at night.”