Castle opines on Trump Frank Gerace Published Jan 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Updated Jan 16, 2017 at 11:08 am WDEL
Former U.S. Congressman and Delaware Governor Mike Castle said his views on President-elect Donald Trump are mixed.
There are things he likes about Trump, including the way he’s shaken up the D.C. status quo, the veteran Republican said.
“Challenging as that may be, and challenging as he is, we’ll have the benefit of everybody looking around carefully in terms of what they’re doing, and perhaps improving the service of the federal government to the populace in general,” said Castle.
Castle said some of Trump’s negative qualities are his seeming “impulsiveness” and what the ex-congressman views as out-of-control behavior.
Like the President-elect himself, many of Trump’s Cabinet picks march to their own tune policy-wise, including Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, Castle added.
“The use of vouchers and charter schools, etc cetera, and how a lot of other people in this country do, that is that we need to make all of our education stronger, and that’s not necessarily a difference from Trump, but clearly a Cabinet secretary that’s going in a different direction than the country has been going, “said Castle.
Before making a final judgment, Castle said he’s taking a “wait-and-see” attitude on Trump.