Calling him an “embarrassment,” Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan, says he will not vote for Donald Trump in today’s California primary, and his dad would not have supported him either.
In a tweet to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, and conservative media outlet Newsmax, Reagan said:
— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) June 6, 2016
Reagan says his decision came after Trump made remarks against federal Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel who is hearing a case against the now defunct Trump University. Trump called Curiel, who was born in Indiana, a Mexican who is biased against him for wanting to build a wall on the border.
“My take is he took Hillary off the front pages, which is the dumbest thing you can do in a presidential election or any election,” said Reagan. “I know Donald Trump loves to be on the front pages, but I think this time he really stubbed his toe. And I think he offended a whole lot of people out there. Democrats, Republicans. I’m gonna find another place to put my vote. I may even write in Ronald Reagan because I’m offended by what he said.”
Earlier today Speaker Paul Ryan said Trump’s comments about Curiel were “the textbook definition of a racist comment” and disavowed it. This follows comments made against Trump by other top Republican officials.
Reagan added “My father would not vote for Donald Trump and he may even say, ‘I didn’t leave the party. The party left me.'”
Reagan blames the media for Trump’s success in the primaries.
Reagan is a nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host and a Fox News contributor.