Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was similar to an establishment Republican compromiser after the real estate mogul pledged earlier to work closely with Democratic leaders in Congress.
“You might as well vote for Jeb Bush,” Levin said. “I bet he would get along with Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. Lindsey Graham gets along with them great. Marco Rubio got along with them great.”
In an interview Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Trump said, “I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I’ve never had a problem. Reid will be gone." He added, “I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways. It’s important that you get along.”
While speaking well of House Minority Leader Pelosi of California, the likely next Democratic Senate Leader Schumer of New York and retiring Senate Democratic leader Reid of Nevada, Trump called his Republican primary opponent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz “nasty.”
“He just talks up Reid. He just talks up Pelosi. He just talks up Schumer and he trashes the hell out of the most conservative member of the United States Senate,” Levin said.
“It’s not a matter of getting along with people and cutting deals,” Levin said. “It’s a matter of moving the country, persuading the country, persuading the Republican party to follow you,” Levin continued. “That’s what a statesman does. That’s what Churchill did. That’s what Thatcher did. That’s what Reagan did. That’s what you have to do, or you might as well vote for Jeb Bush. I bet he would get along with Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. Lindsey Graham gets along with them great. Marco Rubio got along with them great. For some people this is perfectly fine. I’m troubled by it.”
(H/T: Conservative Review)
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