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Just a Week Ago LePage Urged United Attack on Trump

Just a Week Ago LePage Urged United Attack on Trump
 

By    |   Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:36 PM

Last Saturday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage was in a closed-door meeting warning fellow GOP governors that it would wound the party if Donald Trump won the presidential nomination, but on Friday, less than a week later, the governor changed his mind and endorsed the New Yorker's campaign. 

The closed-door meeting came after a luncheon in Washington, where former President George W. Bush's strategist, Karl Rove, insisted it was not too late to stop Trump, reports The New York Times. 

The next morning, LePage, meeting with the governors, urged them to draft an open letter to the people that disavowed Trump and his brand of politics.

But on Friday, LePage announced he'd changed his mind, and Brent Littlefield, his politicial advisor, wasn't saying why, reports The Bangor Daily News.

The change of heart likely had a lot to do with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose presidential campaign LePage had backed. Further, Christie had backed LePage's 2014 bid to head the Republican Governor's Association.

Less than two hours after Christie announced in Texas that he was supporting Trump, LePage on Friday, told conservative radio show host Howie Carr that he had talked with Christie and they had decided they could do "a lot worse," if Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton won the presidency.

Further, LePage said that he believed Trump "could be one of the greatest presidents" during the interview, which came about a month after the governor told the same show that he "was not a big fan" of Trump's.

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Last Saturday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage was in a closed-door meeting warning fellow GOP governors that it would wound the party if Donald Trump won the presidential nomination, but on Friday, less than a week later, the governor changed his mind and endorsed the New Yorker's...
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