Nebraska governor backs Trump

by Jessie Hellmann  |  published on May 7, 2016

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is throwing his support behind presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the Republican Party needs to unite behind the candidate.

“It is time now that we as Republicans come together and support our nominee for president,” Ricketts said at a Trump rally in Omaha, Neb., on Friday.

Ricketts was widely expected to endorse Trump Friday despite his family’s active support for an anti-Trump PAC. The Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team, donated at least $5.5 million to a PAC created to take down the businessman.

Trump’s Nebraska visit comes ahead of the state’s primary Tuesday.

  • Steve Gifford

    I am in favor of backing the nominee not the establishment wishes of either party. I am more devoted to conservative values. For the most part we don’t know what we are actually going to get with Donald Trump that being said Trump is saying a lot of things that are very conservative. What I am sure of is I don’t want Hillary with her mountain of lies and law breaking. I also am sure I don’t want the republican establishment coming up with a candidate to steal this election they had about ten or more candidates that tried and lost. Anyone who keeps holding out saying they will not vote for Trump I will take notes and tag them as Hillary supporters even if they say they don’t like her either. We will never get a candidate that we can all agree on but we have one that has won the vote of the people we need to get behind Trump and hold him accountable.

    • Francis

      “we don’t know what we are actually going to get with Donald Trump”

      Absolutely true because Trump has no fixed policies. He often changes things twice, three four or more times in just one day. As far as his behavior goes, he lies continuously. His whole behavior is erratic, and his thinking is delusional and irrational. Plus his entire history shows tremendous instability. What we have seen is exactly what we will get. Trump claims he can change and be more “presidential,” but the reality is “leopards never change their spots.” Also, there’s no guarantee that Trump will end up being the nominee. The nominee must get 1237 in order to win. Ted Cruz has said many times that no one will reach 1237, which means a contested convention. Even though Ted has “suspended” his campaign, it can be reactivated depending on the outcome of the remaining primaries and the convention. So Ted still could become the nominee and win the election. Right now, Ted has more delegates than Trump, and Ted is favored to win on the second ballot. Praying for Ted because I surely don’t want a con artist like Trump. Ted’s supporters are standing strong and remaining very loyal to him, and they will be voting for him.

      • Steve Gifford

        Your statement is full of inaccuracies first of all Cruz is way behind Trump in votes and delegates even if all the candidates give theirs to Cruz. Also Cruz and Kasich helped Clinton by staying in the race long after they were mathematically out of the race. Trump will get more than the 1237 votes especially now that all the other candidates are gone. Trump did not get to be so successful in life by being erratic. You need to get behind Trump or you will be included in the number of people who helps Hillary get elected. You even distorted what I said in my statement by taking it out of context. So you are the one that lied.

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