Krauthammer: GOP split ‘guaranteed’ if Trump loses nomination
In his latest column for the Washington Post, Krauthammer said if Trump does not lock up the nomination before the convention — he has the most delegates but needs a majority — it is possible the party will coalesce around an alternative and the billionaire’s supporters will walk away, leaving the party in shambles.
“And if Trump loses out, a split is guaranteed,” wrote Krauthammer. “In Trump’s mind, he is a winner. Always. If he loses, it can only be because he was cheated. He constantly contends that he’s being treated unfairly. He is certain to declare any convention process that leaves him without the nomination irredeemably unfair. No need to go third party. A simple walkout with perhaps a thousand followers behind will doom the party in November.”