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September 23, 2018 09:49 AM UTC

Suthers Declined Job Offers From Trump

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  • by: Jason Salzman

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has declined multiple job offers from the Trump Administration, telling KVOR host Richard Randall last week that he’s “better off as mayor of Colorado Springs than some of the other things I’ve been approached about.”

Suthers said he’d been in “real good discussions” with the Trump administration about “some jobs,” which Randall characterized as “very high jobs.”

Asked about Trump more broadly, Suthers said:

“I did not support Trump in the primary, no question about it.

“The president and I have a whole different view of governance,” said Suthers. “Let’s just put it that way. I don’t ridicule my opponents. I don’t Tweet bad things about them, things like that. That’s just who I am, and what I stand for. Even people that say very critical things, I will thank them for their input, all that sort of thing.”

On the positive side, Suthers is “very happy” with Trump’s nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s happy with the “tax changes,” and he’s felt the U.S. needs immigration reform.

“The jury is still out on tariffs,” said Suthers on air.

“For the most part, policy-wise, I am okay with him,” concluded Suthers, adding “there’s a lot of things to like.”

Suthers, who served as Colorado’s Attorney General, told Randall he’s always looking for the best “path to become a good ancestor,” and his current job fits the bill for now.

Listen to Suthers here on Sept. 18 on KVOR

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3 thoughts on “Suthers Declined Job Offers From Trump

  1. I wonder if Suthers is STILL happy with the nominations to the US Supreme Court.

    And the tariffs — AP has a story about the impact of tariffs and the Federal Govt. bailout. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/farmers-worry-that-aid-wont-offset-tariff-damage/

    Corn farmers get the smallest slice of the aid pie. Corn groups estimate a loss of 44 cents per bushel, but they’re poised to receive just a single penny per bushel.

    “If these issues haven’t been resolved, there could be a change in the way farmers vote,” Skunes said. “A person has to consider all things.”

    Someone from the Ag Dept. announced an estimate of more than 784,000 applications for relief.  If other programs are any sort of guide, it won't be handled well.  Angering that many voters weeks before the midterms could skew a number of races.

  2. Suthers is actually one of the very few (I mean, you can count them on one hand) Republicans in Colorado who are not all that bad. A smart move in declining whatever job Trump offered him. He apparently likes his current job. Why give that up for 6 months on the road with circus only to be cut loss at the whim of Two Scoops.

    I wonder if Suthers was offered Sessions or Rosenstein's job?

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