Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former White House chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican rapists and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) were so “ugly,” and lacked the “class” of a president that they will make “the Republican electorate,” too “uncomfortable,” to support him.
Mitchell played the clip from yesterday when during his presidential announcement Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. And they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.”
Sununu reacted by saying after Trump’s remarks other Republican candidates should not be worried because, “I think having heard those ugly remarks, they’re a little less afraid than they might have been otherwise. Those are not the kind of remarks that carry you through a long campaign. They may get you a headline on the day, they may get you a clip on Andrea Mitchell the next day, but they are ugly. And I think the Republican electorate is not going to support someone that really makes them uncomfortable.”
He added, “You know, there’s an art form to slamming people in politics and getting all of the benefit you can and none of the negative, but his style is he gets most of the negative and not the positive. I worked for a president that had class, that brought class to the office, that understood how important the presidential character was to making America move forward effectively. I don’t see that in what I saw yesterday.”
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