Many people are comparing Donald Trump to late president Ronald Reagan, but according to his son Michael Reagan, these comparisons are unfounded.
The son of the late president talked about his distaste for the Trump campaign and the American people’s enthralled reaction to the billionaire in a series of regular interviews with Newsmax over the summer. Reagan said his father really believed in what he called the “11th Commandment,” which is “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
Reagan said Trump does nothing but attacks and his father would be shocked.
“My father would be appalled,” Reagan said. “On behalf of my father and the Reagan family to see someone like this who just personally attacks people time and time and time again is absolutely appalling to me and I hope all the voters start to see through Donald Trump and the kind of candidate that he his and the kind of president he may end up being.”
He said the constant attacks is doing nothing for the political system because it isn’t allowing people to be informed on issues that matter. Reagan said that includes himself.
“I don’t like and I don’t appreciate the things he says about Jeb Bush, or what he says about Gov. Perry or anybody else. I want to hear what he’s going to do and when he tells us what he’s going to do, I can be for or against it,” Reagan said.
Reagan said in a similar interview with NewsMax TV in August that he is growing weary of Trump, and other Republican candidates, invoking his father’s name in their campaigns. He said he much rather hear their ideas and policies.
“These people looking to wrap themselves in the mantle of Ronald Reagan are doing a disservice to themselves and a disservice to my father,” he said. “Wrap yourself in your own mantle, tell us who you are.”
He is also critical of the Republican businessman, who still remains at the top of the polls, because Reagan said Trump isn’t talking a lot about his policies. So far, he doesn’t like what he is hearing Trump saying on immigration. Reagan said birthright citizenship is here to stay.
“There’s not a court in the land that’s going to overturn and step on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution with having to do with birthright in this country,” he said.
Reagan said deporting all illegals won’t really solve this country’s problems and American citizens may be their own worst enemy.
“I know there’s people who say ‘oh, if we just get the illegals out, if we just get that birthright away, that somehow things are going to be better in America.’ That’s not true. The problem in America is basically Americans,” Reagan said.