Outspoken radio host Curtis Sliwa told Newsmax TV he is no fan of Donald Trump but admits the nation's 45th commander-in-chief, whom he calls a "manic depressive," is keeping his campaign promises and doing exactly what he said he would do.
"Trump advertised that this what he was going to do as president for 18 months. Now everyone seems to be shocked," Sliwa told host J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime," referring to Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
"I didn't support Trump. I view him as a crack, a screwball, but this is what we got. We elected him president, and he's fulfilling his mandate."
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Sliwa, who is heard daily on WABC in New York, added:
"You like a manic depressive in the White House, that's fine by me. You like someone tweeting away his messages instead of actually explaining policy?
"Like on Friday issuing an executive order that said if you have a green card you can't come into the country and it takes your administration until Sunday to explain 'No, if you got a green card, it's quite all right.'
"Come on. This is manic depressive. What's next? My platinum [American] Express card is no good?"
Sliwa, founder of The Guardian Angels security force that once patrolled New York City streets, believes the Republicans are hypocritical when they ask Democrats to support Trump's pick of Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court after ignoring Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's nominee.
But he said the Democrats should listen to Gorsuch before deciding whether to oppose him.
"Just because [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell said 'No, we're not going to see a Supreme Court justice in the remaining days of the Barack Obama administration,' well then why would you do exactly the same thing that you're criticizing the Republicans for doing?" Sliwa told Hayworth.
"Why not set a new agenda? Listen to the guy, and see if he's the right stuff."
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