Ridge Refuses to Support Trump

Tom RidgeFormer Governor Tom Ridge has announced his refusal to support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

In an op-ed for U.S. News & World Report, Ridge expressed his frustration with Trump and his “bombastic tone [which] reflects the traits of a bully, not an American president.” Ridge says he “simply cannot endorse him” despite his lifelong devotion to the Republican Party.

During the primaries, the ex-Governor first threw his support behind Jeb Bush (he served as George W. Bush’s first Secretary of Homeland Security) and then John Kasich.

Ridge also made clear that he would not support Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, whom he says is “a divisive and untrustworthy candidate.”

In his article, Ridge says in the coming months he will choose to focus not on the presidential race, but on “maintaining Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate,” by aiding in the re-election efforts of Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

Despite Ridge’s tepid view of either Trump or Clinton, Ridge concludes his article with a guarantee that “While I cannot endorse either candidate, whoever wins will be my president, too. And so I will help to advance their success in any way that I can.”

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Presidential, Top Stories | 9 Comments

9 thoughts on “Ridge Refuses to Support Trump”

  1. Walt says:

    Same sex marriage, and you can’t endorse Thrump. You aren’t even RHINO. You do’t like bombbastic men, you prefer lying women. A real weenie-no fight.

  2. Lou says:

    Is that your lunch…

  3. Agnes says:

    All I have to say to Ridge is, Trump would not have voted to cause the Teachers’ Retirement Fund to cause financial education problems as you did. He would not kow-tow to the Union demands for such an inappropriate financial issue. Trump is also against lobbyist so guess you would have to find another job. Sour grapes!

  4. Ridge is a sell out says:

    Who is Ridge Fooling with His Died Hair and His Vaneer Teeth . Ridge is a Lobbyest and has sold out we the People in so many ways . Ridge is also Gay as He goes every year On a Broke Back Mountain Vacation with his Boyfriend to have Gay Sex together . We dont need any Lectures from a Fruit Loop Like Ridge . He even appointed Convicted Felon to one of the Highest offices in the Land as a RNC National Committeeman . Ridge is a has been that never was . Ridge should go to China to play Golf and never come back to the USA .

  5. HaHaHa says:

    Trump is a reality TV star floating around like chunky diahrea in a pool of urine.

  6. Lou says:

    Another ex politician floating around like poop on water

  7. HaHaHa says:

    Saw an article saying Alfons is still in jail (as of yesterday). They have cell phones in there?

  8. David Diano says:

    Every once in a while a blind squirrel finds a nut.

  9. Pat Unger says:

    Ridge = Smart

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