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Huntsman, Pataki Still Reluctant to Back Trump

("The Cats Roundtable"/AM 970 The Answer)

Sunday, 22 May 2016 04:34 PM

Two former governors and GOP presidential candidates said Sunday they continue to have reservations about the party's presumptive nominee.

In separate interviews with businessman and host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable," former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a 2012 White House contender, noted he's already pledged to support whomever the party nominates as its standard-bearer.

His remarks start at about the 15:30 minute mark.

"I try to look for the good," Huntsman said. "Certainly, I have concerns about some of the things [Trump] said ... But he can bring ... people who have been disenfranchised [into politics]."

"The campaign is just ramping up, and he has a long way to go, and I believe the candidates grow and develop during the course of a yearlong campaign and voters are able to see them for what they are and then make an informed decision."

Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Catsimatidis, former New York Gov. George Pataki said he can't yet endorse the presumptive nominee, and is waiting to hear stronger positions on national security and Obamacare.

His remarks begin at about the 5-minute mark.

"Trump needs to articulate a number of thoughtful positions on the issues for me to be able to endorse him," Pataki said. ""He has yet to articulate ... a very strong policy towards how he's going to keep America safe and go after radical Islam."

Added Pataki:

"Obamacare's the worst law passed in my lifetime. On this, Donald Trump has been all over the lot. I'd love to hear him say, 'I'm going to repeal Obamacare, and I'm going to work to replace it with market-based alternative solutions. If he does those things, I'd be happy to support him.”

Pataki dropped out of the 2016 White House race last December. 

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Two former governors and GOP presidential candidates said Sunday they continue to have reservations about the party's presumptive nominee. In separate interviews with businessman and host John Catsimatidis on The Cats Roundtable, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a 2012...
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