Ron Reagan, the younger son of President Ronald Reagan, slammed President Donald Trump in a scalding interview over the weekend, saying his late father would NEVER have cast a ballot for Trump. l.
In the interview, conducted by The Daily Beast, Reagan, now 61, says, “He would have been embarrassed and ashamed that a president of the United States was as incompetent and traitorous as the man occupying the White House now… He’s a disgrace to the office of the presidency.”
“He would have been embarrassed and ashamed that a president of the United States was as incompetent and traitorous as the man occupying the White House now… He’s a disgrace to the office of the presidency.”Ron Reagan, on what his late father, Ronald Reagan, would have thought of Trump
Reagan, who was in his part time home in Italy, said that he believes if his father, the very popular and well-loved 40th president, were still alive, he would say something like this:
“Our nation is at a real turning point. Our republic is in danger. Democracy is in danger, and we need to put somebody else in the White House because this man is betraying the country every single day he occupies the Oval Office.”
The younger Reagan, whose own liberal views clashed with those of his conservative father, said he believes that because of Trump, it is now “perhaps the most dangerous time for our republic in my lifetime, perhaps since the Civil War.”
Although he held different opinions from those of his father, Reagan said that his dad always acted with “dignity and class” in his role as the nation’s Commander in Chief.
Reagan had A LOT to say about Trump. He continued, “If there is a second Trump administration, he’s going to feel liberated to do whatever he wants to do. He’ll try and go for the third, fourth, however long he lasts. He wants to be president for life. It would keep him out of jail, for one thing.”
Reagan also said that the Republican Party as it stands today, is something his dad would be “ashamed of.”
Reagan said that he believes that the Republican party his father worked so diligently for “is an entirely illegitimate political party just made up of a bunch of sycophantic traitors mouthing Kremlin propaganda to defend this squalid little man who is occupying the White House.”
In 2014 Reagan released a powerful ad for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
It was played again recently during the Democratic presidential debate and features Reagan calling himself “an unabashed atheist” and says he supports that group in order to keep “state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended.”