I know this sounds shocking, but Ed Rendell went off message today.
As first reported by Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed, the former Governor spoke on SiriusXM’s Dean Obeidallah Show. During that segment, Obeidallah mentioned some kind words Gov. Rendell had for Trump in his 2012 book A Nation of Wusses.
“As my friend Donald Trump points out, the Chinese are pushing us around without fear of reprisal,” Rendell wrote.
“The interesting thing is, I talk about China and the fact that China took advantage of us in trade and cost Pennsylvania some significant jobs, and I quoted Donald Trump in the book,” Rendell acknowledged. “You know all that Donald Trump says isn’t wrong It’s the way he says it — and there are many things he does say that’s wrong. But he’s right about China. We have for some reason not stood up to China. We’ve allowed them to manipulate their currency, which gives their businesses tremendous advantage in selling to America. They came in here and tried to dump low-priced, subsidized steel pipe to get rid of the steel pipe industry in the U.S.”
“So, there are some things that Donald Trump talks about that do have a germ of reason or a germ of truth,” he concluded.
Rendell also pointed out that Trump had donated $32,000 to his campaigns.