No, Ronald Reagan Did NOT Endorse Gerald Ford in 1976

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Many out there in social media, mostly Trump cultists desperately trying to rewrite history, are attempting to create a narrative that Ronald Reagan — for the sake of party unity — got behind RINO Gerald Ford in 1976, after challenging Ford, an incumbent Republican president.

As Maury Povich might say, “And that was a lie.”

According to leading Reagan author and historian Craig Shirley, Ronald Reagan not only did not endorse Gerald Ford, who performed dirty tricks against him that paled in comparison to the ones used by Donald Trump against Ted Cruz , but Reagan also didn’t campaign for Ford.

Craig Shirley clarified the matter on The Mark Levin Show on Wednesday after extreme pressure was applied by Trump cultists like pitiful RINO Chris Christie, who said that Ted Cruz must endorse the man who ridiculed his wife’s looks and accused his father of assassinating JFK.

Moreover, Shirley noted that if Gerald Ford had attacked Nancy Reagan the way that Trump did Heidi Cruz, Reagan would have punched back and hard.

RELATED: Rotund RINO Chris Christie: Ted Cruz ‘Less of a Person’ If He Doesn’t Endorse Trump [VIDEO]

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h/t:  Conservative Review

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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