The mood was positively funereal when Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, appeared on “Breitbart News Radio” this morning and tried to convince herself on air that conservatives should support Donald Trump.
Nance, like many Religious Right leaders, endorsed Trump’s Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz before he dropped out of the race last night. Back in January, she and several other leading women in the anti-abortion movement wrote an open letter urging Iowa caucus-goers to support “anyone but Trump,” saying that Trump “cannot be trusted” on the abortion issue and calling themselves “disgusted by Mr. Trump’s treatment of individuals, women, in particular.”
Nance told Breitbart host Stephen Bannon that she was appearing on his program despite having “promised herself a media blackout today” to “lick my wounds and try to recover.”
She told Bannon that she was “broken-hearted for the direction of our country” but that “we’ve got to come together.”
“We are at a tipping point in this nation, and Hillary is not the answer,” she said.
“There’s been a number of people in this race who I really had a heart for and really felt like would be fantastic leaders and Donald Trump was not one of them,” she said. “But I have no problem — because here’s the reality, folks, we only have two choices now. And it’s either going to be — and maybe it will be Bernie but I think it will be Hillary — but it’s Donald Trump and it’s one or the other. And you can’t write in the third party.”
A Clinton presidency, she said would be “devastating” and would create “lasting damage.”