Former Illinois GOP chief advises Trump to strike unifying tone in first 100 days
One-time Illinois GOP chair Pat Brady said that despite the controversy over the presidential election results, the public must abide by the nation’s democratic process and give Donald Trump a fair chance when he takes office.
Although an outspoken critic of the president-elect this year, Brady reminded voters that while criticism is acceptable in a democracy, there is also a responsibility to approach such shifting political winds with a positive attitude.
In a recent interview with Bloomington radio station WJBC, Brady told host Scott Laughlin that he wholly grasps the sense of despair among those protesting Trump’s win, but at the same time the constituency must accept the outcome in the end.
“I’m not going to stop criticizing anybody that I don’t think is doing the right thing public policy-wise that’s been elected to office,” Brady told Laughlin. “That’s almost our obligation; but it’s also our obligation to not root against the country. I want to give the guy a chance to govern, and I think we all need to do that.”
On the issues, Brady said Trump should take a unifying approach in his first 100 days in office. Rather than focus on a divisive issue such as immigration, Trump would be wise to focus on a constructive matter upon his inauguration in January.
“(What) the country might need is a big infrastructure project that can appeal to both sides of the aisle,” Brady said. “Get a win on the board with something that makes sense, and then try to deal with the other issues as you can.”