CNN held a town hall for the Libertarian presidential ticket, former Republican governors Gary Johnson and William Weld on Wednesday.
Hosted by Anderson Cooper, Johnson’s VP running mate, William Weld was asked to reconfirm his previous one-word assessment of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Weld previously used the word “huckster” to describe Trump, but after recent events, like the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor’s attack on a family who lost their son fighting in the Iraq War, Weld has adjusted his description.
“Is that [huckster] still the word you would use?” Anderson Cooper asked.
“Yeah, he’s a showman, he’s the Pied Piper, he’s the music man…but more recently he’s gotten a little bit more serious and the noun that comes to my mind is a screw-loose,” Weld told Cooper as the audience chuckled.
“You really think so?” Cooper interrupted.
“No, no, I do, I do,” William Weld confirmed. “It’s a temperamental question, and I say this with almost affection for Donald Trump. Maybe he should consider some other line of work — like anything other than President of the United States,” he recommended, followed with more laughter and applause from the attendees.