The presidential candidate from Michigan said Wednesday that he would not stand for Trump’s election as president, saying that he will continue to fight for the rights of immigrants.
In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Bone said he would continue to stand up for immigrants in the face of Trump’s promises to deport millions of people who entered the United States illegally.
“I’m not going to be a part of a regime that doesn’t have any sense of compassion for anybody who has come here illegally,” Bone said.
“When you come to America, you are an American.
You’re part of the American family.
You are the first generation of American that you’ve seen who were born here.
We have our own culture, our own language, our very own traditions and our own ways of life.”
We need to keep them safe, but I will not be a Trump supporter,” Bone added.
The GOP presidential nominee is on the cusp of securing the party’s nomination after winning Michigan’s primary Tuesday.
Trump has pledged to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, halt immigration from Muslims and end immigration from the Middle East.
Bone, who has been critical of Trump in the past, has repeatedly said he does not support Trump.
Trump said on Tuesday that the GOP presidential candidate is a “basket of deplorables” and that Bone is “not even a Republican.””
Ken Bone should have been elected as the Republican nominee, but he didn’t get the nomination.
Ken Bone is a basket of deplorable,” Trump said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
Bone, who is running for president as a Democrat, has been vocal about his opposition to Trump and his plan to ban Muslim immigration.
Bone has been an outspoken critic of Trump, but his comments about Trump have been relatively muted.
In his MSNBC interview, Bone also called out Trump for not being a Republican and said he will remain an independent until the party chooses someone who is.”
What I’m going through right now is a lot of heartache.
I’ve had a lot more heartache than I’m giving him credit for.
I’m not a Republican, and I’m an independent.
I know the way things work, and it’s going to work out,” Bone told MSNBC.
The Republican National Committee is scheduled to hold its nominating convention in Orlando, Florida, in July.