Abbott: Trump Is Part of a Worldwide Phenomenon

Texas governor talks politics at Southwestern Medical Foundation forum in Dallas.

Talking to supporters of the Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas last night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was asked what he thought of Donald Trump. Replied Abbott, who’d supported Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican primary: “What’s your next question?” A little later, though, the governor said the presumptive GOP nominee is part of a phenomenon that’s sweeping the globe. Speaking in The Debate Chamber in The Pavilion at Old Parkland, Abbott said all three branches of the U.S. government are broken, with President Barack Obama “acting like a king” and turning the Constitution upside down with his countless executive orders. What’s needed, the governor said, is electing a president who will “restore the rule of law” and abide by the Constitution. (Hint: he wasn’t talking about Hillary). “A lot of people didn’t see Trump coming,” Abbott said. “But if you connect the dots, you can see it’s going on across Europe, with the possibility that Great Britain could leave the the European Union. A candidate running for president in the Philippines [Rodrigo Duterte] is a Trump-style candidate. We see this phenomenon taking place across the entire globe. The reason: people have gotten away from the rules.”

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