For the past few weeks, it had looked like billionaire businessman Donald Trump had managed to quell any opposition to him that remained from the Republican establishment and was heading toward an easy convention that would solidify his support among Republicans.
But in the course of a few days, much of that progress has been undone thanks to the controversy surrounding Trump’s comments regarding the judge overseeing his Trump University lawsuit.
Mediaite reported that while some prominent Republicans have started saying that they just won’t vote for Trump, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt has gone a step farther and encouraged the Republican Party to rewrite the convention rules so that Trump was no longer the nominee.
“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt explained. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.”
So far no leading Republicans have joined Hewitt’s call for the convention rules to be changed, but it definitely is something to keep an eye out for. You never know the lengths to Republican establishment will go to preserve its own power.
Hewitt explained that he wanted to support the nominee, but right now Trump was causing so much damage to the Republican Party that he shouldn’t be that nominee.
“I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” he stated.
Hewitt did go a little further and stated that if Trump ended his divisive rhetoric, then there would be no problem with his being the nominee.
“And if Donald Trump pulls over a makeover in the next 4 to 5 weeks, great, they can keep him. It would be better if he had done so 5 weeks ago,” he stated.
Trump himself seemed to have recognized this because he has toned down his rhetoric drastically over the past few days.
The Republican Party needs to be unified going into November. We can’t afford to be arguing over what Trump did or did not mean when he talked.
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