Darrell Issa: 'Trump has added to the Republican Party' just as Lincoln, Reagan did

Darrell Issa: 'Trump has added to the Republican Party' just as Lincoln, Reagan did


Republican Rep.-elect Darrell Issa gave high praise to President Trump on Saturday, equating his impact on the party with that of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

“I believe that Donald Trump has added to the Republican Party just as Lincoln did and Reagan did and Goldwater did,” Mr. Issa, who won California’s 50th Congressional District against Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, told Fox News.

“These are lasting — people still mark each of those historical figures in a very special way,” he added. “And so I think when you take the party of Reagan, and you add Lincoln, and then you add Trump you get our party.”

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Mr. Issa, who previously represented California’s 49th District for more than a decade, made the comments while discussing the Million MAGA March in Washington, D.C., over the weekend when thousands of Trump supporters rallied in support of the president.

Mr. Issa mused at the peacefulness of the event, saying, “Without a doubt, it’s the

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