Susan Goldwater Levine, the widow of the late Arizona Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, said he would be “appalled” by Donald Trump’s behavior.
On Thursday, Levine told The Washington Post that her former husband would be “appalled” that Trump was going to fundraise at Goldwater’s former home and would have not supported the things he has said during the 2016 election. (RELATED: Bryan Cranston On Trump: You Should Be Held Accountable For What You Say)
“Ugh or yuck is my response,” she said. “I think Barry would be appalled that his home was being used for that purpose. Barry would be appalled by Mr. Trump’s behavior — the unintelligent and unfiltered and crude communications style.”
“And he’s shallow — so, so shallow,” she added. “I can’t believe we are doing this as a country. Barry was so true to his convictions and would never be issuing these shallow, crude, accusatory criticisms of the other party or the other person.”
“Barry would be appalled and ashamed,” she continued. “He held the office in high regard. No matter how he was feeling, he would conduct himself with dignity and pride–because as the candidate or as the president, it’s required.”
Goldwater won the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 1964 and ran against Lyndon B. Johnson. He was known for going against the “establishment” and has at times been compared to the current Republican presidential nominee.