- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ronald Reagan’s 71-year-old adopted son Michael spent all day Monday trying to distance his father from Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying the late 40th president would never support “this kind of campaign.”

Michael Reagan’s tweetstorm started early Monday morning after Mr. Trump implied during a Pennsylvania rally that Hillary Clinton had cheated on her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

“No way do I or would my father support this garbage,” Mr. Reagan wrote. “If this is where he is going I cannot follow him.”

“I can hear my father saying I didn’t leave the Party the Party left me,” he continued. “The direction he is headed will never win him the White House…No FILTER No Potus.”

“Jane Wyman was my mother, but I can tell u that Nancy would vote for Hillary and was appalled to hear people say he reminds them of RR,” Mr. Regan wrote.

He also expressed gratitude that his father was not alive to witness the 2016 election.

“Not the Party of Reagan,” Mr. Reagan wrote. “He would tell us to vote the down ticket to stop Hillary.”

“Vote for Trump if you will, but stop comparing him to my father,” he wrote Monday night. “My father would not support this kind of campaign.”

Mr. Reagan, a conservative radio talk show host, has been an outspoken opponent of Mr. Trump since he announced his candidacy last summer. He said in September 2015 that his father would be “appalled” by Mr. Trump’s political success.



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