To say that Sen. Mike Lee is not ready to endorse Donald Trump is an understatement. Wednesday he went off on a talk show host who asked him why he hadn’t thrown his support behind the presumptive GOP nominee.
Lee was a guest on NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg show when Malzberg asked why he wasn’t “trumpeting Trump” on the campaign trail. From BuzzFeed:
“We can get into the fact that he accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK. We can go through the fact that he’s made statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerant. We can get into the fact that he’s wildly unpopular in my state, in part because my state consists of people who are members of a religious minority church. A people who were ordered exterminated by the governor of Missouri in 1838. And, statements like that make them nervous.”
Lee said he could get over Trump’s statements, but Trump would need to say the right things.
“I can go on if you like,” added Lee. “But don’t sit here and tell me Steve that I have no reason to be concerned about Donald Trump.”
Trump had accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s father of playing a part in the assassination of JFK shortly before Cruz dropped out of the race.