The GOP’s Trump Dilemma

In the wake of Donald Trump’s primary victories, Republican leaders felt they had no choice. They meekly fell in line and endorsed Trump. Even people like House Speaker Paul Ryan — who had the strongest moral qualms about backing a man who was not only unfit for the presidency but also promoting positions at odds with the core conservative values of the GOP — eventually backed him. At their convention in Cleveland they dutifully nominated him and did their best to suppress dissent. Moreover, just as was the case when Trump deemed a judge of Mexican heritage incapable of rendering fair judgment, Republican leaders refused to walk back their endorsements when Trump made egregious disparaging remarks about the Muslim parents of a slain American solider this past weekend.

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The GOP’s Trump Dilemma

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