President Donald Trump has garnered his fair share of critics, but at least he has a mega-fan in Iowa GOP chair Jeff Kaufmann.
Before Trump took the stage at a rally Wednesday in Iowa, Kaufmann warmed up the crowd with a rant about “Never-Trumpers,” the conservatives and Republicans who opposed Trump during the 2016 presidential election. He singled out GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, calling him “sanctimonious” and telling him to stay out of Iowa until he “loves” the president.
“You know what, Sen. Sasse? I really don’t care what you like. We love Donald Trump,” Kaufmann said. “And if you don’t love him, I suggest you stay on your side of the Missouri River.”
In an interview with Politico following the speech, Kaufmann called Sasse “an arrogant academic,” accusing him of opposing Trump for his own political gain.
On Thursday’s “Pat & Stu,” Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere were not happy that a supposed Republican was lashing out at someone trying to stick by conservative values.
“You’re not allowed to say what you don’t like about Donald Trump?” Stu Burguiere couldn’t believe his ears.
While he expected such partisan behavior from Democrats, Stu hoped Republicans would be a little better. “It’s so embarrassing that someone who is supposed to be on the right would think that way,” he said, comparing Kaufmann’s groupthink to the dictator-led regime in North Korea, where having opinions is dangerous.
Stu thought Kaufmann had a major ulterior motive with his rant: “He’s basically putting up a Craiglist ad to invite Donald Trump over to his house.”