“The fundamental policies that make people a Republican — American exceptionalism, limited government, free trade, free enterprise — no one’s talking about those,” Monty said. “Those aren’t Trump values, for sure.”
He briefly supported Trump in the summer of 2016, serving on his National Hispanic Advisory Council, after the New York businessman became the party’s presumptive presidential nominee. But Monty left the Trump campaign in August that year, after Trump gave a draconian immigration speech in Phoenix in which the candidate promised to get rid of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, among other items.
“His whole persona is white nationalism,” Monty said. “He’s not going to ever adopt the mainstream Republican position. What’s scary is there is no mainstream Republican position, because he’s kind of co-opted the party.”