Fmr. Sen. Bob Dole on anti-Trump protests

1996 GOP Presidential Nominee former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) weighs in on the anti-Trump protests across the country.

Bob Dole: Anti-Trump Protesters Are 'Young Punks'

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Protests across the United States continued Monday for a sixth-straight day, in opposition of President-elect Donald Trump.

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From New York to Los Angeles, the protests—sometimes violent in nature—come in response to the results of the general election, in which Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in an upset. The real estate mogul-turned President-elect won the electoral vote, while Clinton won the popular vote.

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, who was the GOP presidential nominee in 1996, joined the FOX Business Network to weigh in on the anti-Trump protests.

“I don’t think they even know Donald Trump,” said Dole. “I think they’re crazy. I can’t understand what’s happening to the young people in America, and what the future holds for the rest of the country if these young punks take over and continue their protests.”

On Monday morning, hundreds of high school students in Maryland walked out of class to show their opposition to the President-elect.

Dole believes some “professional protesters” are involved, and questioned the role of parents in regards to the high school-aged demonstrators.

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“If you have good parents you’re not going to be out protesting,” he said. “You ought to be in school worrying about your grades because if you’re gonna have any life in the future, you’ve got to have, not only a high school diploma, but also a college degree. So I just can’t believe what’s been happening with adults and college students and now high school students.”

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On Sunday, Trump named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus chief of staff, and Trump campaign CEO and Breitbart News executive chairman, Steve Bannon, as chief strategist and senior counselor.

Former Senator Dole, so far, likes what he’s seen from President-elect Trump.

“I think he’s made the right moves. I think he’s been acting like he should, like the President-elect… So I think he’s doing a good job,” he said.

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