Watch: Lori Asks Senator Susan Collins If She Will Endorse Donald Trump
We had a lot of fun during the Q Morning Show's lobster bake breakfast with Senator Susan Collins. We also took just three minutes or so to ask the senator a serious question, "Have you endorsed Donald Trump yet?"
Her answer was concise and to the point, but Lori came back with a follow up which the senator had some fun with before answering it seriously.
Here's a transcript of the interview with Lori:
Lori: Alright Senator we gotta talk about Trump. And we gotta talk about the RNC. And we gotta talk about an endorsement. Have you endorsed Donald Trump yet?
Senator Collins: I have not.
Lori: Okay, so how's the clams?
Lori: Are you....
Jeff: What more do you want really?
Lori: That's a....she answered the question. I will have a follow up question. Are you....
Senator Collins: You're only allowed one question, and you blew it! What can I say?
Jeff: Thank you for coming senator, we appreciate it.
Senator Collins: Well it's always a pleasure.
Lori: Senator, are you going to endorse Donald Trump?
Senator Collins: I don't know. I agree with him on certain issues. I thought that his children gave fantastic speeches, and that's a credit to him. And I thought that his daughter [Ivanka] last night made a very powerful case that women in his company have ample opportunity which matters to me. I liked his shout out to the LGBT community, I liked the fact that he focused on working Americans and I feel that he does understand the plight of so many people who have lost their jobs through poorly negotiated trade agreements through no fault of their own.
So like many Americans, I'm struggling with this decision and fortunately I have plenty of time to make up my mind, but I did think last night was a step forward.
And people aren't speaking about that segment of our population and the challenges that they're faced with, and even those who are employed -- the stagnation of wages in our country. So I think those are real issues. On the other hand, I have concerns about his temperament and I have concerns about some of the policies that he would pursue when it comes to foreign policy and defense. So like many Americans, I'm struggling with this decision and fortunately I have plenty of time to make up my mind, but I did think last night was a step forward.
Lori: I agree. You know he had to, instead of ad libing and winging it he had a well written speech he presented it well and he looked for the first time, I think, more presidential than he has ever looked.
Senator Collins: I agree, and he also did not speak so much about himself.
Lori: That's hard for him.
Senator Collins: But you know she made a good point when he said "I am your voice." I get it and I think the resonates with people and the people are angry and they feel that their concerns have not been taken seriously in Washington by the powers on both sides of the aisle. I thought last night was the most compelling speech that he's given, and he avoided the mistakes, which have been serious ones, that he's made in previous speeches
Lori: So well-spoken and all I want to do is take a nap right now.