Brewer calls Obama offensive on CNN, defends Trump's comments
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ripped President Barack Obama's criticism of GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump on a national news show Sunday, saying Obama has a history of going after Republicans.
Brewer left office in 2015 and is an ardent Trump supporter; she appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday and has been making the national news rounds since endorsing Trump in February. She said she isn't paying "a whole lot of attention" to polls that show Democratic presidential presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton leading Trump.
On Friday, Obama went after Trump, saying the U.S. doesn't have time for "hatred," "bigotry, or "time for flimflam." And, he added, "we don't have the luxury of just popping off and saying whatever comes to the top of our heads."
Brewer said she didn't think the president's comments would damage Trump's bid, saying Obama "always comes tearing after Republicans constantly, calling names, and calling people bigots and racists ... and it's absolutely ridiculous.