When the "carnival is over" people will be asking who is most suited to being the president of the United States, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore said Thursday, admitting that when he says carnival, he's referring to Donald Trump.
"Certainly, of course," Gilmore, who is at the bottom of the national GOP presidential candidacy polls, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom"
correspondent Gregg Jarrett, when he asked Gilmore if he was calling Trump a "carnival barker."
"He came out and said he wanted to repeal the 14th Amendment and put the Latino community on box cars and send them back to Mexico," Gilmore told Jarrett. "I broke from Trump on that from the first day. I'm a trained constitutional lawyer."
Also on Thursday's program, Gilmore said the focus should be taken away from calls for gun control after the shootings of a reporter and photographer in his state.
"It's not about the gun," said Gilmore. "It's about the responsibility of the person trying to commit the crime. We need to stop this business of what we saw with President [Barack] Obama, with Hillary Clinton, with Gov.[Terry] McAuliffe of diverting away from the real problems that we're facing in the country today, which is disturbed people out on the streets."
Gilmore also spoke of his specific tax proposal that calls for income tax rates of 10 percent or 15 percent for individuals, a 15 percent tax for businesses, and no taxes for dividends, capital gains or inheritances.
"We would see real growth," he said. "We would see growth well over 3.2 percent, more like 4 percent or 5 percent. We would see people having the opportunity to get jobs and start careers and wages begin to rise."
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