During an appearance on MSNBC this week, Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) talked about the difficulties he faces as a Republican in the age of Trump.
Costello, who initially supported Trump in 2016 and recently announced that he will not seek reelection, slammed the current political climate in D.C. and in the media. Speaking to host Katy Tur, Costello was asked if he regrets his support for Trump during the run-up to the 2016 election.
“Boy, that’s a good question,” Costello replied.
“This president has signed into law some legislation that I fully support,” he said. “But Katy, I’m going to be the first person to tell you, I have little kids and I don’t want them to ask me, ‘What does Stormy Daniels do for a living?’”
“I don’t like it,” he added.
Costella clarified that he thinks Stormy Daniels is telling the truth. He also said that while he “disagreed with many of Barack Obama’s policies,” the former president “was a good role model.”
“He conducted himself in an appropriate way,” Costello said. “This kind of stuff is not good for our country, not good for our culture.”
When asked again if he regretted his support for Trump, Costello only said that he hopes Trump will mature.
Watch the full interview in the video below, via MSNBC:
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