Former Vice President Dan Quayle, who served as vice president under President George H.W. Bush, broke away from the Bush family's stance
on Donald Trump Thursday, saying the presumptive GOP nominee has his full backing, and he expects that most people in his party will eventually rally around Trump as well.
"I've been a Republican all my life, I'm going to support the nominee," Quayle told NBC "Today"
show host Matt Lauer. "I predict that most people in my position, or people that have been in the Republican Party for a long time, will rally around the nominee."
Quayle said Trump is "unusual," but he still believes the one-time reality TV star and New York real estate mogul has both the capability and the instincts to be president.
"He's a winner," said Quayle. "He's unusual. He's obviously very different and he's not going to play by the rules. It's a different situation, but I think that he can win."
He also weighed in on the question of who Trump will pick as his vice president, and said he recommends Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman, who he called a "man of stature, structure."
Meanwhile, Quayle said he believes Hillary Clinton will face Trump this fall, but Americans "want an outsider this time."
"She is not an outsider, so if you're looking for an outsider, no she's not qualified and he is," Quayle said.
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