20 Times Rob Portman Declined to Drop Trump

COLUMBUS, OH -- Senator Portman has publicly supported Donald Trump for months, even confirming to the Cincinnati Enquirer last night –– after Trump’s horrific comments were revealed –– that he would stand by Trump as his party’s nominee for president.

By making a gutless, cowardly decision to renounce Trump only now, Senator Portman is accepting all of Trump’s bigoted, racist, sexist and horrifying comments that preceded today –– comments that Portman did not find offensive enough to merit revoking his endorsement.

Here’s a list of 20 things that Rob Portman was fine with Donald Trump saying:

  1. That time when Donald Trump accused Mexican immigrants of being “rapists,” drug traffickers, or criminals [6/16/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump taunted John McCain for being a POW [7/18/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump said Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” [8/8/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump claimed to see Muslims celebrating on 9/11 [11/21/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter [11/26/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump called for a total shutdown of Muslim immigration into the US [12/8/15]

  1. That time when Donald Trump said North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un deserved “credit” for taking out his rivals [1/9/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump advocated for bringing back waterboarding and “a hell of a lot worse” than that [2/6/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump refused to condemn his notably white supremacists and neo-Nazi supporters, like David Duke [2/29/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump argued there should be “some form of punishment” for women who get abortions [3/30/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump suggested widespread nuclear proliferation would not be “a bad thing for us” [4/6/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump implied that Ted Cruz’s father played a part in the JFK assassination [5/3/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump declared that a federal judge from Indiana could not fairly judge him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage [6/7/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump tweeted that he “Appreciate[d] the congrats” after the Orlando massacre [6/12/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump advocated for abandoning NATO allies [7/21/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump called on Russia to Hack Hillary Clinton to find her missing emails [7/27/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump attacked Gold Star family Khizr and Ghazala Khan [7/30/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump suggested “Second Amendment People” could act against Hillary [8/9/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin as a stronger leader than President Obama [9/8/16]

  1. That time when Donald Trump attacked a former Miss Universe over her weight [9/30/16]

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