Former VP Dan Quayle: Trump Could Win

Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” former Vice President Dan Quayle weighed in on the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and had one message for those with a vested interest in the race: Don’t underestimate current front-runner Donald Trump.

Quayle explained to host Neil Cavuto that Trump’s naysayers had repeatedly been wrong and now should have learned to take him “a lot more seriously.”

“I think people are going to take him a lot more seriously than they have in the past,” Quayle said. “I think at first they tried to say he’s not going to run, then he ran. Then he’s not going to file his papers and he filed his papers. Then how about his financial disclosure and he filed his financial disclosure. He’s in. And he’s going to be around for a long time.”

Cavuto then asked if he thought Trump could win the nomination.

“I think he possibly could win the nomination,” Quayle responded.

Cavuto followed up by asking if he thought Trump could win the presidency and who might give Trump the best run in his bid for the GOP nod.

“If he’s the nominee, I certainly hope so,” he replied. “And I think once it becomes Donald Trump versus one other person … and I say the three people right now that you look at in the establishment folks – clearly, if Jeb can come back, but I think most people now are looking at Marco Rubio, and don’t underestimate Ted Cruz. He has a real following and has raised a lot of money. I think one of those three will be a contended along with Donald Trump.”

“Now the thing to keep in mind is if there are two of them against Trump, Trump has a very good chance of prevailing,” he added. “So we’ll have to see how this all works out.”

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