Santorum: ‘I Have the Affliction of Liking Donald Trump’

‘It’s not a bad thing to have a whole bunch of different points of view out there running for president’

RADDATZ: “OK. And just very quickly, a little campaign politics. We saw Donald Trump officially jump into the race this week. Do you take his candidacy seriously and can you see him on the debate stage, perhaps, instead of you?”

SANTORUM: “Well, I have the affliction of liking Donald Trump. I mean I’ve gotten to know Donald over the last seven years and I – he is a good -- a good man. And, you know, four years ago, at the end of my campaign, I talked about what a wonderful experience it was running for president. And I quipped that, you know, everybody should run for president. Little --“ [Crosstalk]

RADDATZ: “Does he change all that —“[Crosstalk]

SANTORUM: “-- little did I --“

RADDATZ: “-- there you go.”

SANTORUM: “-- little did I know people would take me up on it. And it looks like everybody who’s running for president, you know what, it’s not a bad thing. It’s not a bad thing to have a whole bunch of different points of view out there running for president.”

RADDATZ: “Thanks very much, Senator Santorum.”

SANTORUM: “My pleasure.”

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