LePage called on GOP Governors to take action to stop Donald Trump, one week before endorsing Trump for President

Paul LePage called on GOP Governors to take action to stop Donald Trump, one week before endorsing Trump for President

The New York Times reported today on a closed-door meeting of Republican Governors that occurred last week. The meeting was about stopping the rise of Donald Trump, and Governor LePage was a vocal participant.

According to the New York Times:
“At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, Paul R. LePage of Maine called for action. Seated at a long boardroom table at the Willard Hotel, he erupted in frustration over the state of the 2016 race, saying Mr. Trump’s nomination would deeply wound the Republican Party. Mr. LePage urged the governors to draft an open letter “to the people,” disavowing Mr. Trump and his divisive brand of politics.”

Yesterday, only seven days after LePage called for action to stop Trump, Maine’s Governor endorsed Donald Trump for the Presidency.

The Bangor Daily News reported it first:
“Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, saying his bombastic style matches that of the billionaire businessman.

“I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so I think I should support him since we’re one of the same cloth,” he told conservative radio host Howie Carr.”