Perry, Exiting GOP Race, Takes Parting Shots at Trump’s Message

“I remain as convinced as ever: there is nothing wrong with America today that cannot be fixed with new leadership. Leadership that champions conservative ideas,” Rick Perry says in speach to Eagle Forum in St. Louis in which he dropped out of presidential campaign.

  • Perry, who in his campaign was among most ardent critics of polling frontrunner Donald Trump, warns Republicans against electing a president “whose rhetoric speaks louder than his record”
    • “We cannot indulge nativist appeals that divide the nation further”
    • “We can secure the border and reform our immigration system without inflammatory rhetoric, without base appeals that divide us based on race, culture and creed”