Cokie Roberts is not a fan of Donald Trump, and she is letting the world know about it. The journalist and author believes that some elements of the Republican party are wrong for trying to have it both ways when it comes to Mr. Trump.
Roberts slammed members of the GOP like Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who say that Trump is a “fraud” with racist tendencies, and yet they still support him. The political commentator says those politicians are “morally tainted” for backing a candidate like this one.
The political analyst shared:
“They’re morally tainted. I mean, there’s just no question about that. Nobody’s ever seen anything like this. Not only did I grow up in politics, I grew up in the Jim Crow South. And we spent the last 50 years trying to bring people together instead of push people apart. And so that becomes a terrible stain on the country.”
The comments were made during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough on Tuesday. Roberts has not been able to hide her disdain for the business mogul, in recent months, she called him one of the least qualified candidates to ever run for the highest office in the land.
Although his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, is currently way ahead in the polls, Trump still has the support of at least 40 percent of the country.