Donald Trump has had a great summer. He’s at the top of the polls, he has engaged in some high-stakes sparring with Fox News, and, perhaps best of all for him, he gets to hear and see his own name every time he turns on the TV. One thing he hasn’t gotten yet? The support of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney declined to endorse Trump in an interview with CNN, but he did say he shared the shock of many Republicans at Trump’s rise.
“I’ve been surprised that he’s done as well as he has. I think most of us have on the Republican side,” he said.
Cheney didn’t endorse any other candidate either, simply saying that he’d support the candidate the Republicans ended up nominating. He also used the opportunity to get a shot in at current president Barack Obama, saying that many Americans were just frustrated with the policies of the Obama administration, something Trump has exploited for his own success.
Trump is currently leading not only nationally, but also in polls in the early primary/caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.