Former Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil Goodeendorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this month and TheDaily Caller caught up with the ex-representative to find out whyhe feels the flamboyant billionaire is the best choice for theWhite House.

“The primary reason is his good positions opposing illegalimmigration and reducing legal immigration,” Goode toldTheDC. “Mr. Trump understands how important that is tostopping the constant flow of illegals across the border. He alsowants to mandate e-verify which would help keeping illegals fromgetting U.S. jobs.”

While in Congress, Goode was a strong proponent of bordersecurity and signed onto legislation that would’veconstructed a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico boundary line.

He also supports Trump for the mogul’s stances on tradepolicy.

“He’s opposed to Obama trade, andwants to renegotiate our trade agreements. And as an opponent ofNAFTA, and the fast track, I think he’s righton target on that,” the Virginian said.

Goode, who ran for president himself in 2012 as the ConstitutionParty’s nominee for the high office, believes that one of thebiggest positives about Trump is how he is supposedly free ofintrusive donor influence.

“The super PACs have tremendous influence on a Republicanprimary field. For example Marco Rubio. He’s got significantsuper PAC donations, which means a few billionaires arecontributing a lot,” the ex-congressman explained. “AndI think if he were to win the nomination, and win the presidency,Rubio would be under tremendous influence by those big donors. Andthat interest, so many of them really want open borders and bringin more people from more countries just to keep wages low. And Ithink it’s awful for the Americanworker.”

Overall, Goode thinks that a President Trump would place theinterests of American citizens first over any other concern.

“I want somebody who will focus on the long term citizenof this country rather than seeing how much you can do for peoplewho come here illegally or just are a refugee or asylee ordiversity visa winner or someone else who has gotten in under ourawful legal immigration system,” he declared.

“His overall message of making America great again iscertainly needed. We need a strong leader who will instillenthusiasm and exuberance on behalf of the American people. I thinkTrump does that.”

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