Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Donald Trump supporter, was on National Public Radio with former Clinton cabinet member Robert Reich recently, but Reich apparently didn’t think much of the experience.
The former labor secretary for the Clinton Administration and political commentator took to his Facebook page on Saturday to wonder about the motivations of people who support the current GOP front-runner, including Brewer, who spoke at a Trump rally in Arizona on Saturday.
“I hadn’t ever before spoken to Jan Brewer directly, but I found the experience utterly bizarre, as if I were talking to someone whose brain had been replaced by a neolithic rock,” Reich wrote.
He then recounted that Brewer said many of Trump’s more controversial statements that have been linked to violence at his rallies, including threatening to punch protesters “in the face” and promising to pay legal fees for supporters who roughed up protesters, were made tongue-in-cheek.
“When I pointed out that he’s repeated several of them – such as supposedly hearing Arabs cheer when the World Trade towers went down – Brewer had little to say in response,” he wrote.
Brewer as governor of Arizona signed an infamous anti-immigrant law, SB1070, which opponents claimed encouraged racial profiling by law enforcement.
Watch Brewer’s comments at Trump’s rally, as posted to YouTube, here: