Huntsman: Time for GOP to Rally Around Trump
Jon Huntsman, the former Republican governor of Utah, who also served in President Barack Obama’s administration, is calling on the GOP to rally around Donald Trump.
“We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” Huntsman said, according to Politico.
“And it’s been clear almost from the beginning that Donald Trump has the ability to assemble a nontraditional bloc of supporters,” he added.
“The ability to cut across traditional party boundaries — like ’80, ’92 and 2008 — will be key, and Trump is much better positioned to achieve that.”
The Hill reports:
Huntsman was U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama. His 2012 presidential campaign was marked by criticism of the GOP for focusing too much on satisfying the right wing of the party and avoiding compromise.
After ending his campaign, he skipped the 2012 Republican convention over disagreements with the party’s platform.
“I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican Convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States,” he said at the time.
Huntsman said in February that he could see himself supporting Trump for president.
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