A policy advisor on Donald Trump’s campaign says Republicans in Nebraska have two options: support Trump as the GOP’s presidential nominee or just “shut up.”
Sam Clovis says Trump is winning because Trump has the support of ordinary Americans.
“I’ve seen him in those crowds, it’s mesmerizing,” Clovis says. “He has charisma and he connects. Normally, in the last ten minutes of a speech, it’s emotional. Those people would walk through concrete walls for him because he makes that connection.”
Clovis has been working on Trump’s campaign team since last August.
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has become a leading spokesman in the “anti-Trump” movement. In mid-June Sasse was invited to speak with party insiders at a private retreat Mitt Romney hosted in Park City, Utah.
Clovis says Trump’s Republican critics aren’t seeing what Trump is really like.
“You can’t always trust what you see on TV,” he says. “Just a thought.”
Clovis took leave from his job as a college professor to join Trump’s campaign team last August.
“I don’t care what he says,” Clovis says, “I care what he does.”
Trump won Nebraska’s Primary with more than 60% of the vote in May.
The last time a Democratic presidential candidate won Nebraska was 1964. Lyndon Johnson won 44 of the 50 states and beat Barry Goldwater by 9% in Nebraska that year.
By Learfield’s O. Kay Henderson