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NPR's "Political Junkie" in Wilmington, talks about Trump campaign

During his stop in Wilmington, Ken Rudin talked about the 2016 Presidential campaign and if he thinks any GOP candidate can stop Donald Trump. (Source: WECT) During his stop in Wilmington, Ken Rudin talked about the 2016 Presidential campaign and if he thinks any GOP candidate can stop Donald Trump. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Ken Rudin has been watching politics for more than a quarter of a century. He will be the first to tell you he has never seen anything like the 2016. The host of National Public Radio’s “Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie” program stopped in Wilmington Thursday to make an appearance for local affiliate WHQR-FM.

“I have never seen the front-runner of a party (Donald Trump) do everything he can to alienate so many members of his (Republican) party’s establishment, and yet at the same time winning primary after primary, and picking up voters who would never consider voting for him before,” Rudin said during an interview hours before the local event. “I have never, ever seen anything like this.” 

Rudin arrived in Wilmington a short time after the 2015 GOP Presidential Nominee, Mitt Romney, sharply criticized Trump during a speech in Utah.  "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney told the audience in Salt Lake City. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University."

When asked if he thinks Romney’s criticism will push any of Trump’s supporters toward a more “establishment” republican candidate like Marco Rubio or John Kasich, Rudin was emphatic.  "Absolutely not,” Rudin said. “There are a lot of Republicans in the establishment, and I don't even know what the establishment means anymore, what's left of it. They've been saying that for a long time, even before Iowa and New Hampshire, when the reality of Donald Trump became so important. If you ask Trump supporters they say 'this is exactly why we like him, he's beholden to nobody, he doesn't listen to the establishment, and where was Mitt Romney in 2012, I don't remember him winning anything, so why should we listen to him’.”

Ken Rudin’s show is heard on more than a dozen public radio stations nationwide. To learn more about his career click here:  http://krpoliticaljunkie.com/

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