In a childish display of name calling, Rick Perry described Trump as “a sower of discord,” a scapegoater, a candidate who offers “empty platitudes and promises,” and “a cancer on conservatism.” He added that Trump “is wrongly demonizing [illegal] Mexican-Americans for political sport” and is “the modern-day incarnation of the know-nothing movement.”
Perry also said Trump is a “barking carnival act” and a “toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense.”
The event was hosted by operatives from the Opportunity and Freedom PAC, which is supporting Perry.
Perry, a former Air Force pilot, also blasted Trump again for his recent comments about U.S. Sen. John McCain.
“Donald Trump was born into privilege. He received deferments to avoid service in Vietnam,” Perry said. “He breathes the free air thousands of heroes died protecting. And he couldn’t have endured for five minutes what John McCain endured for five and a half years.”
Perry must not be aware that John ‘songbird’ McCain, the so called ‘war hero’ not only buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam, he has continued to cover up the facts with the help of the U.S. government and mainstream media.
Apparently, Perry has not heard Vietnam veterans speaking out calling McCain a liar who to this day fights to keep documents sealed that would reveal his participation in leaving American POW’s behind.
Perhaps he should read this detailed account of John McCain and the POW cover-up before he defends McCain’s military career.
Perry also tackled Trump on religious grounds for a comment Trump made on Saturday saying he did not seek God’s forgiveness.
“A man too arrogant, too self-absorbed to seek God’s forgiveness is precisely the type of leader John Adams prayed would never occupy the White House,” Perry said.
The former Texas governor took care to not direct his criticism at Republican supporters of Trump, who is currently at the top of national polling.
“He’s piqued the interest of some Republican voters who have legitimate concerns about a porous border and broken immigration system,” Perry said. “But instead of offering those voters leadership or solutions, he has offered fear and sound bites. This cannot stand.”
Perry otherwise avoided shots at his fellow rivals for the GOP nomination.
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