Now that the presidential primaries are over, more and more Republican’s are hopping on the Trump bandwagon and leaving the #NeverTrump guilt movement. Many are loosening their opinions of him and warming up to him. Some for actual support and others because they simply don’t want a Hillary Clinton presidency.
A formal rival of Donald Trump’s has finally hopped onto the train. Breitbart news has reported that Rand Paul has thrown his support behind the Republican presidential nominee.
“I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee. I stand by that pledge, and I think that anybody who signs their word to a document ought to take it seriously before they sign a document. So I don’t think there’s any question that those who signed the document ought to say, ‘you know what? I honor the pledge.”
While he never explicitly named Trump, it’s very clear whom and what he is referring to.
Jeb Bush said on Facebook,
“In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my entire life.”
Other supporters include Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, and Chris Christie. These men and politicians have decided to put aside their own grievances and agendas with Trump to support their party’s nominee and the chosen candidate.
Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush have yet to provide any support and Bush has already stated he won’t be giving it. Many argue that the support by former opponents signifies party unity and maturity while others call it selling out. What do you think?