Whether you believe Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump being president would be a great idea or a terrible idea, mostly anyone would agree they don’t necessarily want their children to behave like Trump. Sure, some would want their child to be able to worm their way out of losing $916 million. Who wouldn’t want their kid to be savvy like that? But with multiple affairs, multiple marriages (though nothing is wrong with multiple marriages), an appearance in a softcore adult film, alleged sexual abuse allegations, misogynistic comments, racist comments, and other really nasty gaffes, many parents wouldn’t want their children looking up to the Trump.
However, one political figure does believe Trump would make a super great role model for children. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) was debating current New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) who is challenging Ayotte for her senate seat when she was asked if the youth of America should look at Trump as a role model.
‘I think that certainly there are many role models that we have. I believe he can serve as president, so absolutely, I would do that.’
However, the moderator of the debate quickly nailed her when he asked why she still wouldn’t endorse the Republican presidential candidate. In response to the question, she awkwardly blamed “disagreements” for her refusal to endorse the Republican candidate.
Ayotte has been critical of Trump, especially after his comments regarding the parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan. In August, Ayotte told CNN, “I really believe that this is a big issue in this race — that I am the one candidate that will stand up to whomever is in the White House to do good things when we can work together — also when it’s wrong to stand up to them.”
She’s now trying to walk her comments back today (of course). New York Daily News reported Ayotte is now claiming she “misspoke.”
‘While I would hope all of our children would aspire to be president, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton have set a good example, and I wouldn’t hold up either of them as role models for my kids.’
Featured image via Getty/Theo Stroomer.