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CNN's Carol Costello Stumped: 'Isn't A Vote (For Trump) An Endorsement?

CNN's Carol Costello questions two Republican congressmen over their tepid support for Donald Trump, "you can't put on a Trump t-shirt, but you're still going to vote for him."
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Reps. Bill Flores and Luke Messer still haven't endorsed Donald Trump because of his teenage temperament and "trash talk," but, ahem, plan to vote for him anyway.

Both Republican congressmen joined CNN's News Hour with Carol Costello and explained what Trump had to do to win their, ahem, vocal support of his candidacy.

"Neither Luke or I are ever going to vote for Hillary, we're both intending to vote for Donald Trump, the question is will somebody like me come out and endorse, the leader of the largest conservative caucus in Congress," Rep. Flores stated.

Costello was confused by his words and said, "But here's what I'm confused, when there is no endorsement for a candidate yet - isn't a vote an endorsement?

Flores responded, "No, an endorsement is when you come out an publicly support the candidate." He explained that when people come to Donald Trump to use his branding for their properties, "Donald Trump vets them before he allows his name to be used in connection with him. It's the same thing here. He's got to earn that support."

Rep. Luke Messer said, "the question is can folks put on a Donald Trump t-shirt and the reality is, it's hard to do that given his current rhetoric."

Costello replied, "But you're still going to vote for him and you can't put on his t-shirt? It's just a little odd to me that you can't put on a Trump t-shirt. but you're still going to vote for him."

That's okay Congressmen. Crooks and Liars has your T-shirt right here:


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