This week, U.S. Rep.-elect Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) announced his endorsement of former President Donald Trump’s for his run for the White House again in 2024.
While Strong was chairman of the Madison County Commission, he was one of the first elected officials in the Yellowhammer State to publicly support Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, and also helped organize a campaign rally in Madison.
Wednesday on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Strong explained why he thinks Trump is the best person to be the Republican Presidential nominee in 2024.
“I came out in February 2016 when he was third in the primary, but I knew he would offer something for not only the Republican Party, but to America,” Strong said. “You start looking, everything he said he’d do for the American people, he did it. He closed the border, built the wall, we were energy independent.”
The congressman-elect said the Biden administration reversed many of Trump’s successful policies and is hurting the country.
“You look at what’s going on now,” he said. “You’ve got this administration bowing down to Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Venezuela, just take your pick … they’re asleep at the switch. We’re sitting here with no activity whatsoever to try to do anything with this southern border. How many have we had? They say 2 million have come in just this year. I believe that number is probably closer to 8 to 10 million.”
When asked if the American people might be “exhausted” with the drama that sometimes surrounds Trump, Strong blamed the media attacks on the former president.
“The exhaustion is because of what the media has done to Donald Trump, that’s why people are exhausted,” he said. “Every time you turn around, they’re doing everything they can to keep him from having his name on that ballot. I don’t think that’s their responsibility.”
The soon-to-be-freshman lawmaker emphasized why he believes Trump will win in 2024.
“I wish everybody could meet him personally,” he said. “It is one of these things that he is business, he loves this country, his whole family does, and I’ve had an opportunity not only to meet him, but Don Jr., Ivanka, and on down the list.
“People understand that I’m going to support the Republican nominee, whoever that is, but right now Donald Trump is who I feel is most able to get up here and take care of business, hit it the first day.”
Strong also talked about what his own priorities will be when he starts the new role in Washington.
“One of the first things coming up is these 87,000 IRS agents,” he said, “that right there is going to get waxed immediately … I’ve said why don’t we amend that? Rather than 87,000 IRS agents, let’s amend that and put 25,000 more border security agents there and let’s stop this invasion at the southern border. I do believe that Hunter (Biden) and the big guy (President Biden) are fixing to have to answer some questions for the American people … I’m excited about some of the policy things there, too.
“I’m hoping we can offer some clean bills that maybe some of these Democrats might jump across the aisle.”