Michael Reagan, the son of much-loved former president Ronald Reagan, and the president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, said in a couple of tweets that not only would he not vote for Donald Trump, but his father, if he were still alive, probably wouldn’t, either.
“I will not be voting for Trump tomorrow in the Calif. Primary,” Reagan tweeted, late Monday evening.
And then he followed that a short time later with this: “This most likely would be the 1st time if my father was alive that he would not support the nominee of the GOP.”
The tweets apparently came in clarification to another one Reagan tweeted out a couple hours earlier, that included a link to an article that was titled “Michael Reagan: Anti-Trump Sounds Like Anti-Reagan,” in which the younger Reagan was quoted as saying the type of rhetoric blasting Trump as non-presidential was the same he heard about his father.
In that article, from a Newsmax TV interview with John Backman, Reagan said: “These are the same things they said about my father in 1980. He was a cowboy, he was going to start World War III, you can’t trust him with the nuclear codes, they’re going to turn Iran into a parking lot. I mean, these are the things that the left keeps on bringing up time and time and time and time and time again to try and detract from their lack of real purpose, their lack of foreign policy.”
Reagan then said: “You look at Donald Trump, you may be upset with his words. But I am more than upset with what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have done to the foreign policy of the United States of America and the lack of respect America now has around the globe.”