Cotton responded, "I'm confident that with a Republican president and a Republican Congress, America will be safer and more prosperous." He reiterated his endorsement of Trump: "I still believe that Donald Trump with a Republican Congress would be best for America."
Cotton did say that Trump "would be well-advised to get back to the issues Americans actually care about, not going off on tangents and offending some of the people who have sacrificed the most for this country," adding, "Donald's an unconventional candidate in an unconventional year."
Brock asked Cotton whether he was proud that Trump was his party's nominee. Cotton laughed. Then he repeated his previous talking points ("of the candidates that we have, Donald Trump is the best choice...to keep this country safe and to make us prosperous").
Finally Cotton was asked a question we've suggested: is there anything that Trump could do that would cause Cotton to rescind his endorsement. Cotton replied that he had a lot of disagreements with Trump, but in the end, he was going to back the Republican nominee.
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