Political Commentator Pat Buchanan Says Rise of Donald Trump Is Rejection of ‘Bush Republicanism’
Political Commentator Pat Buchanan Says Rise of Donald Trump Is Rejection of ‘Bush Republicanism’

Political commentator Pat Buchanan says the rise of Donald Trump shows how people are rejecting “Bush Republicanism.”

“In the GOP nomination race, the chickens of a quarter century of Bush Republicanism have come home to roost,” Buchanan told the Breitbart website.

“Trump’s triumphs to date are due to his recognition of, and identification with, the Middle American revolt against Bush family ideology and policy, and what it has produced.”

Part of the so-called “Bush Republicanism” is a soft immigration policy that gives amnesty to millions, Buchanan said.

“America’s establishment has failed America,” Buchanan said. “The single clearest message in the presidential campaign of 2015-2016 is that the American people would like to cleanse our capital city of its ruling class.”

Buchanan is a former speechwriter and White House adviser to presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

Pat Buchanan is shown at the 2007 N.H. Primary Awards Dinner in Manchester, N.H., Monday, 26, 2007. The event is held to recognize individuals for their support and advocacy of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Pat Buchanan is shown at the 2007 N.H. Primary Awards Dinner in Manchester, N.H. in 2007. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves with his wife Melania, during a South Carolina Republican primary night event, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves with his wife Melania, during a South Carolina Republican primary night event on Feb. 20, 2016 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s not the first time he’s spoken out supporting Trump. He said on Newsmax TV in December 2015 that Republicans need to support Trump, or they’ll lose to the Democratic presidential nominee.

He also explained to the Washington Post how he sees Trump winning the presidency.

“For Trump to win, I would hammer the illegal immigration issue, securing the border, renegotiating trade deals that have cost us factories, jobs and rising wages, and after securing the party base, go for victory in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, by campaigning against the Clinton trade policies that de-industrialized Middle America and on a new Trump trade agenda to re-industrialize America. Bring the jobs back!” he said.

“With Obama not running, there is no reason Trump, a builder and job creator, could not win more of the African American vote than McCain who lost it 24-1. There is no reason Trump cannot win more Hispanics, who respond to strong leaders and job creators. Romney lost over 70 percent of the Hispanic vote.

“Given the situation in the country and the world, the issues for Trump are backing up the men in blue, building a wall to secure the border against illegal immigrants, cracking down on corporations that hire illegals rather than Americans, making America the strongest nation on Earth, but staying out of wars that are none of our business. And paying back 10 times over those who attack us—the Jacksonian stance.

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