- The Washington Times
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Former actress Patti Davis, the daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, said in a new interview that her father would be “horrified” and “heartbroken” by Donald Trump’s presidency.

In an interview with Yahoo News published Tuesday, Ms. Davis, 66, said Mr. Trump has destroyed the Republican Party.

“What would you think [your father] would think about this moment?” asked Zainab Salbi, the host of Yahoo News’ “Through Her Eyes.”

“I think he would be horrified,” Ms. Davis responded. “I think he would be heartbroken, because he loved this country a lot, and he believed in this country. I mean, that was in all of his speeches. And he believed in the goodness of people.”

Ms. Davis said the Republican Party today “bears no resemblance to the Republican Party of my father’s time.”

She accused the modern-day GOP of doing nothing while the president “keeps assaulting the Constitution.”

“The Republican Party now, particularly the Republicans in this government, are just sitting by the sidelines and letting the Trump administration destroy this country,” she said. “I mean they don’t say anything, they don’t stand up to him.

“Every democracy can be destroyed, nobody is immune, and we’re not immune,” she warned.

Ms. Davis also slammed Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” which was first coined by her father, CNN reported.

“I think it’s taken on, obviously, a completely different meaning because what it seems to mean now is ‘let’s make America white again and racist again and small-minded again,’” she said.

Ms. Davis, a former liberal activist, has publicly criticized Mr. Trump in the past, saying he has a “fondness for verbal violence.” Her younger brother, Ron Reagan, is also outspokenly critical of the president.

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