Former New York U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R) urged President Donald Trump to stop being influenced by right-wing extremists and keep the government open even after his three-week negotiation period with the Democrats ends.
Appearing on the John Catsimatidis’ radio show early on Sunday, D’Amato expressed frustration with both parties but directed his anger at unnamed advisors within Trump's orbit.
“Both sides have acted in a disgraceful manner. They’re just worried about politics. They’re worried about the next election,” he said. “That’s why the American people hold politicians in disdain. They have earned that distinction because they obviously have put politics first and the nation is forgotten.”
He added, "Don’t let right-wing whack-a-doodles run the place -- they’re out of their mind.”
You can listen to the interview below: