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Trump election shows politicians were out of touch, Cardinal Burke says

November 10, 2016

In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Raymond Burke said that the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency shows the need for a return to basic political principles. He said:

That a candidate like Donald Trump — who was completely out of the normal system of politics — could be elected is an indication that our political leaders need to listen more carefully to the people and, in my judgment, return to those fundamental principles that safeguard the common good that were so clearly enunciated at the foundation of the country in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution.

Cardinal Burke—an American prelate who is now the patron of the Knights of Malta—said that he hoped Trump would be able to heal divisions among Americans. He remarked that the Republican president-election was “right on the money” in his public stand on the right to life.


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  • Posted by: - Nov. 14, 2016 3:52 PM ET USA

    Not only the politician, but the media as well, were not paying attention. Our leaders and the press need to pay attention to the citizens and start promoting the principals that made this country.

  • Posted by: mwean7331 - Nov. 10, 2016 11:32 PM ET USA

    Yes, Cardinal Burke is so right as usual. I do admire him. He is always so discerning and so forthcoming.