WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito still isn’t ready to endorse Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, even after his overwhelming victory in West Virginia Tuesday night.
Capito said on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline” she plans to meet with Trump on Capitol Hill Thursday and has several questions to ask him.
Last week, Trump held a rally at the Charleston Civic Center where he promised to put coal miners back to work, but Capito said she hasn’t heard any specifics of how he will do that.
“I want to believe in that, but Mr. Trump, tell me how you’re going to do it,” she said. “He’s been very non-specific in a lot of his how we’re going to get America working.”
Trump has gained a lot of momentum over the last several months, but Capito said she’s not a fan of the way he addresses the American people at times.
“He can be just as powerful and meaningful and pointed without that language,” she said.
Like the old saying “It’s not what you say. It’s how you say it,” Capito said she has been considerate of other people’s feeling and thinks Trump should do the same.
“The brutal language that he uses — it really hurts, I think, some people,” she said. “I’m going to ask him point blank — you’ve got change the way you’re addressing the American people or you’re never going to get a coalition enough to put you over the top.”
Capito said she isn’t asking Trump to change his opinions, but instead, to change the way he phrases his opinions.
She said she plans on supporting the Republican ticket in the General Election, but needs answers first.
“I’m going to support Donald Trump, but the intensity of my support will be gauged on what I hear tomorrow and how he moves forward,” she said.