Longtime Democrat Christian Rickers, executive director of Trumpocrats PAC, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Matthew Boyle, “I am supporting Donald Trump because he is clearly the best candidate.”
As for Hillary Clinton, Rickers said, “Nobody is more responsible for the massive job losses and the gutting out of communities across this country than the Clintons, and this madness has got to stop.”
Rickers’ SuperPAC, Trumpocrats, has been receiving a plethora of media attention, including a recent item in the New York Post:
Four years ago, Christian Rickers was a delegate from Virginia for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention; four months ago he voted for Bernie Sanders in the Virginia primary.
Now he’s a Trumpocrat. And he’s hoping to turn the Rust Belt red.
This is a major turnaround for someone like Rickers. His earliest childhood memories include handing out leaflets for local Virginia Democratic candidates; as a teenager he attended that famous 1992 presidential debate when George H.W. Bush was captured looking at his watch. Right after, Rickers had his picture taken with a jubilant Bill Clinton.
He also served in current Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s administration when he was governor — appointed by Kaine.
The group is planning a post-debate tour through several Rust Belt states, beginning in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 2. Event information will be posted on the group’s website as it becomes available.
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