Former Sen. Coburn Accuses Trump Of ‘Perpetuating A Fraud On The American People’

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, ahead of Tuesday’s primary in Oklahoma, endorsed [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] in the presidential race and accused Donald Trump of “perpetuating a fraud on the American people.”

“Donald Trump’s campaign is a fabrication,” said Coburn, a fiscal conservative known for railing against government waste before retiring last year. “He is perpetuating a fraud on the American people. His empty promises, bullying and bloviating rhetoric will only deepen the frustration and disillusionment that gave rise to his campaign. He simply lacks the character, skills and policy knowledge to turn his grandiose promises into reality.”

Making his endorsement, Coburn said: “Marco is the only candidate in this race who is in the mold of President Reagan. While some are offering a message of victimization and helplessness against Washington, Marco understands that ‘We the People’ are the establishment and the elites in American society. We need a president who will reawaken our belief in the American idea and not merely complain about how things are but challenge us to dream of what could be.”

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