Ronald Reagan's son: My dad wouldn't support Trump

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Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump holds can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP frontrunner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan.

Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead his son, Michael Reagan, expressed his doubts about Trump via Twitter. "I will not be voting for Donald Trump tomorrow in the California primary," he announced. He went on:

Reagan was criticized, but he hit back at detractors. "No one in our family would vote for Trump tomorrow," he told one user. "He's an embarrassment." To another he said, "My father would be saying, 'I didn't leave the GOP; the GOP left me.'"

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President George H. Bush point to a piece of the Berlin Wall while visiting former President Ronald Reagan in Reagan's Century City office on Thursday, March 1, 1990 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, center, is escorted by President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush to the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1985, after his return from U.S.-Soviet arms talks in Geneva. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
Former President Ronald Reagan, left, his wife Nancy Reagan, new first lady Barbara Bush and her husband President George Bush, right, walk down the Capitol steps after the inaugural ceremony in Washington, D.C., Friday, Jan. 20, 1989. President Bush was sworn in as the nation's 41st president. The Reagans are heading to an awaiting helicopter to take them to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and onto California. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republican candidate for President Ronald Reagan, left, and his running mate George H.W. Bush answer questions during a press conference Friday, July 26, 1980. Reagan said the independent committees raising funds to help elect him president are "a hazard" that could cause a backlash against his candidacy. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Gov. Ronald Regan, the Republican Party's nominee for president and his vice-presidential nominee George H.W. Bush pause for photos as Reagan arrived Thursday,July 24, 1980 for meeting with Bush. The two will also hold joint meetings with members of both their political campaign staffs. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Republican presidential candidates Ronald Reagan, left, and George H.W. Bush, right, greet prior to their Thursday night debate February 28, 1980 on public television. Howard Baker and John Connally were also present at the debate at Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo)
President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush meet with members of the U.S. Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1984 in the White House Rose Garden in Washington. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
Pres. George H. W. Bush, right, presents former Pres. Ronald Reagan with the Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1993, Washington, D.C. Reagan became the 302nd recipient of the nations highest civilian honor, the 38th such award of Bushs tenure in the White House. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Pres. Ronald Reagan, front right, and President-elect George H. W. Bush, walk toward the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1988, Washington, D.C. Bush and Vice President-elect Dan Quayle, back right, met briefly with the President. Barbara Bush, center right, Nancy Reagan, center left, and Marilyn Quayle are also shown. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Pres. Ronald Reagan, center, grins toward President-elect George H. W. Bush, right, as Vice President-elect Dan Quayle looks on, Nov. 9, 1988, Washington, D.C. Also standing are Mrs. Nancy Reagan, left, Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Marilyn Quayle. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Pres. Ronald Reagan greets President-elect George H. W. Bush, left, upon his arrival to the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1988, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)
Pres. Ronald Reagan, right, with Vice Pres. George H. W. Bush at back, talks to reporters at the White House as he and Mrs. Reagan prepare to leave for their trip to Europe, Friday, June 1, 1984, Washington, D.C. They will visit Ireland and London with a stop in Normandy. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
President Ronald Reagan, left, shakes hands with President-elect George H. W. Bush as First Lady Nancy Reagan looks at the White House prior to leaving for the Capitol for the inauguration of Bush as the 41st President, Friday, Jan. 20, 1989, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
President Ronald Reagan with Vice President George Bush and wives Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush attend the National Prayer Service in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 20, 1985 at the National Cathedral. At noon today President Reagan will be sworn to his second term as President at a private White House ceremony. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
President-elect George Bush gives President Ronald Reagan a thumbs up as Reagan reacts prior to Bush being sworn in as the 41st president of the United States outside the Capitol, Jan. 20, 1989, in Washington. Behind Reagan is Bush's son George W. Bush. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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Michael Reagan's comments are the latest in a long series of anti-Trump remarks; back in January, he told Newsmax that Ronald Reagan would've been "absolutely appalled" if Trump were to win the nomination and said he didn't understand the comparisons many draw between Trump and the late Reagan Sr. "If you look at what he has said and you look at what he's done over the years, it has nothing to do with conservatism," he said, referring to Trump.

Of course, there could be other factors at play in Michael Reagan's dismissal. In a 2004 interview Trump said that Nancy Reagan was "never very beautiful," which probably didn't endear him to her son.

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Cal State University Long Beach library dean and director Roman Kochan displays a signed photo of former President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan with former California Gov. George Deukmejian. The photo is among stacks of large boxes of files from Former California Gov. George Deukmejian. Gov. Deukmejian recently donated his official archives to Cal State Long Beach, moving the collection from Stanford. The move, which Deukmejian said had to do with his residence in Long Beach, is unusual since it is the last time a former governor has say over where his official papers can go. And its restrictions on access has raised some eyebrows among librarians. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Nancy Reagan attends Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Gala Honoring Bob Hope on May 29, 1997 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(L-R) Peter Lund, Nancy Reagan and Sandy Weill attend Fifth Annual National Center on Addicition and Substance Abuse Gala on March 18, 1997 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Disease Benefit Gala on October 30, 1996 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Sophia Loren attend Valentine's Day Luncheon Honoring Sophia Loren on February 10, 1993 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend the opening night of 'Sunset Blvd' on December 9, 1993 at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend American Television Awards on May 23, 1993 at the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Children Institute International Benefit Fashion Show on February 14, 1992 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan attend Children Institute International Benefit Fashion Show on February 14, 1992 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Rosia Gorbachev attend 75th Anniversary Party for Forbes Magazine on May 11, 1992 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Carousel of Hope Ball Benefit on October 2, 1992 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Fourth Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 10, 1992 at the Riviera Tennis Club in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Third Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 5, 1991 at Pacific Palisades in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Second Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 6, 1990 at Pacific Palisades in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Father's Day Party on June 17, 1990 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Carousel of Hope Ball Benefit on October 26, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Warner Brothers Rededication Gala on June 2, 1990 at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Spirit of America Awards on December 13, 1990 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan sighted on October 5, 1990 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nancy Reagan attends Cedars-Sinai Hospital Benefit on August 29, 1989 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends American Jewis Committee Awards Gala on November 4, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Exhibition 'Vanity Fair - A Treasure Trove of the Costume Institute' on December 12, 1977 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) embraces former US First Lady Nancy Reagan before the unveiling a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan on June 3, 2009 during ceremonies in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
NANCY REAGAN -- Pictured: First Lady Nancy Reagan, White House dog Lucky (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NANCY REAGAN -- Pictured: (center) First Lady Nancy Reagan (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: ABC NEWS - PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION - 1981 Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, George H. W. Bush (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
DIFF'RENT STROKES-- 'The Reporter' Episode 22 -- Aired 3/19/83 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nancy Reagan as herself, Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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