CNN Guest on Trump: Nobody Took Reagan Seriously Either
Following Donald Trump’s rambling 52-minute presidential announcement Tuesday, NY1 anchor Errol Louis told CNN not to discount the celebrity plutocrat so quickly.
“I would caution everybody,” Louis said. “The first election I ever voted in, a long time ago, was in 1980. People said this B-movie actor, Ronald Reagan, was playing opposite a chimpanzee, he couldn’t possibly be a serious candidate for office.’ And he won the presidency — twice!”
“We might get some entertainment. We also might get some education about government.”
“Those of us who are big fans of open debate and free speech, we’re getting a gut check,” he added. “You want free speech? This is what you get.”
One might argue that Trump’s reported $8.7 billion net worth was the only reason he got to put on that circus, making his speech hardly free.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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