John Fogerty: I Thought Trump Would Be an ‘Eye Blink’
Rock legend John Fogerty is surprised that Donald Trump is still doing so well in the polls.
“When Donald Trump first announced he was running for president, I thought that’d be an eye blink,” he said, according to The Daily Beast. “This has happened before in our history where sort of off-the-wall folks will announce their candidacy and then, as we learn more about them, it becomes silly and they eventually leave.
“What’s fascinating about the Trump candidacy is not only that he became one of the players but that he became the highest rated,” the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer and guitarist added.
The Hill reports:
Fogerty then argued that he finds it equally compelling that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is struggling for voter enthusiasm as Trump’s surges.
“I’m also fascinated and I am very happy that Jeb Bush didn’t find it as easy as his family probably thought it would be to have another Bush up in the higher ranks,” he said, referencing Jeb Bush’s father and brother, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
“He just doesn’t look that appetizing and most people feel that kind of way,” Fogerty said.
Fogerty, a self-described “lifelong liberal,” then expressed disappointment with President Obama’s overall accomplishments in the Oval Office.
“Boy, there was so much euphoria when he was first making those wonderful speeches and drawing big crowds in 2008,” he said of Obama.
“It all sounded like the new Jesus or something, and then he gets elected and us liberals are waiting for this cool stuff to happen,” Fogerty said.
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