The former South Carolina representative is mulling a long-shot bid against Trump for the Republican primary and he told NBC on “Meet the Press” Sunday that the President doesn’t deserve to be reelected because Trump is taking the country in the “wrong direction.” Sanford said there needs to be a “course correction.”
But if it comes to voting for Trump or a Democrat, Sanford said he would have to back the President.
“Yeah, I’m a Republican,” Sanford said. “Everything is relative in politics,” he added.
In July, Sanford told CNN’s Brianna Keilar he would explore a possible candidacy. He said there has been “no discussion of debt, deficit and government spending in Washington these days,” and that would be a focal point of his candidacy.
At the time, the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Drew McKissick, said in a statement, “The last time Mark Sanford had an idea this dumb, it killed his Governorship. This makes about as much sense as that trip up the Appalachian trail.”