Republican California Rep. [crscore]Dana Rohrabacher[/crscore], a former speech writer for Ronald Reagan, says Nancy Reagan “would have been horrified by some of the nasty things that are being said” by Donald Trump.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Place for Politics 2016” with Chris Jansing Monday, Rohrabacher said one of Nancy Reagan’s greatest accomplishments was bringing “dignity and a sense of propriety back to the White House.”
Jansing asked what former First Lady would say about the 2016 political climate and Rohrabacher, who has endorsed Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore], said, “She would be appalled at the lack of civility by Mr. Trump.”
“Every time there’s a debate he’s insulting his opponents in the debate. Reagan would never have dreamed of that. And Nancy more than anything else was someone who demanded a sense of propriety,” Rohrabacher said.
“In fact, I think one of her greatest accomplishments, I know she’s a lot of credit for policy influence, which I don’t think she had, I think that’s being way overplayed, but what she did when Reagan was elected president, we all got to the White House together and the White House was a mess,” Rohrabacher said.
“It was a total mess and the standards had gone down, and she brought — for example, there wasn’t even a full set of dishes for formal dinners at the White House when we have foreign and international guests coming in. She made sure that she brought dignity and a sense of propriety back to the White House. And that type of influence that she had was making sure that things were done properly,” Rohrabacher said.
Adding that influence was “very pervasive, and today she would have been horrified by some of the nasty things that are being said by Mr. Trump.”