Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tom Cotton: America will be "safer and more prosperous" if Donald Trump elected president

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Sen. Tom Cotton won't quit Donald Trump

On Talk Business & Politics this morning, host Roby Brock asked whether Trump "was too much of a wildcard to trust."

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 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. 

Cotton also ran through his specious spin on Iran. Here's a recommended read from Daniel Larison at the American Conservative on Cotton and other Iran hawks falsely peddling their "ransom" fantasy to try to score political points. 

Cotton was also asked repeatedly (five times!) when, after years of promises, Republicans in Congress will finally introduce an Obamacare replacement bill. Hilarity ensued. 

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