Hugh Hewitt, the onetime “Dump Trump” conservative radio host who came around to the GOP nominee, defended the candidate despite his frequency of gaffes and reports of turmoil his campaign because Trump would “course correct” where Clinton could not.
MSNBC’s Tamron Hall pressed Hewitt Friday morning on his previous assertion that looking past Trump’s attacks on a federal judge for his Mexican heritage were akin to “ignoring stage 4 cancer.”
“Are you ignoring stage 4 cancer?” she asked.
“If he had stayed tin eared and tone deaf to race in America, it would destroy his candidacy and probably the Republican party. He course corrected, he usually does. I think he’s course corrected on Gold Star families, though after considerable damage to his campaign,” Hewitt said.
Clinton, on the other hand, refused to course correct. Trump, he maintained, had the capacity to reinvent himself, fix his mistakes, and move on.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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