During his unsuccessful bid for the presidency, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke out against Donald Trump on numerous occasions. That’s why it came as a shock on Friday night when Perry publicly endorsed Trump for the presidency.
Perry stunned everyone by calling for the GOP “to come together and heal the wounds,” and he even left the door open to possibly becoming Trump’s running mate.
“He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them,” Perry told CNN. “He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice.”
Perry had harsh criticism for Trump early on in the presidential race while the Texas governor was still a presidential candidate. He blasted Trump’s “toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense” in July.
“He is one of the most talented people who has ever run for the president I have ever seen,” Perry told CNN.
When asked whether he would consider being Trump’s running mate, the former Texas governor did not rule it out.
“I am going to be open to any way I can help. I am not going to say no,” Perry said. “We can’t afford the policies and the character of Hillary Clinton.”
We applaud Perry for giving Trump this endorsement, and we think the rest of the GOP establishment should get behind him as well. The most important thing is stopping Hillary from making it to the White House. SHARE this story if you’re supporting Trump!