The Republican Party remains under fire from Donald Trump’s antics because he has continued to create internal conflict. According to the “Detroit Metro Times,” as of June 29, 2016, the Republican Party was only three weeks away from nominating a racist and narcissistic liar as their presidential nominee at their national convention in Cleveland, Ohio. CNN explained the Republican Party is trying to support Trump but he has continued to make it difficult to stand behind all of his beliefs and actions.
It was also reported, this will be the first time an American presidential candidate does not know anything about how the system works and is not interested in learning. This idea suggests why Trump is such a danger to the Republican Party and the American society as a whole. Trump was the only Republican candidate who attacked several ethnic groups and the physical characteristics of his competition Yet, he was still able to beat out all of his conservative competitors. It has been argued that it is this “political incorrectness,” which attracted the Republican Party to Trump.
At the same time, it has been thoroughly discussed how the Republican Party subtly encouraged racism long before Trump. It has been acknowledged, the Republican Party even refused President George W. Bush’s plea to create a comprehensive plan for immigration reform in 2007. The Republican Party is also under fire from Trump’s antics because on June 30, 2016, Trump stated, all of his competitors who promised to support the candidate who won the nomination, and has not yet endorsed him, should never run for public office again.
This is not only an attack on his competitors but a direct threat to the future of the Republican Party. Additionally, it has been reported, Trump has continued to battle with the party’s financiers and traditional business lobby allies, including the Chamber of Commerce. These are great examples of Trump working against those he agreed to work with.
The “Chicago Tribune” reported that Trump is described as a charlatan who was voted in by the rotten core of the Republican Party. They go on to mention there is no way a healthy political party would have voluntarily elected Trump. It has been argued, climate politics is one example of how unhealthy this political party has become. This includes the continued surrender of logic related to science deniers and conspiracy theorists because the Republican Party continues to keep their interests in line with the coal-polluting industries.
This reality explains the deep-rooted connection with the National Rifle Association (NRA). Even with the dramatic increase in mass shootings within the United States, the Republican Party continues to view any proposed change to gun legislation as a direct threat to conservative viewpoints. In 2016, the Republican Party continues to publicly support the wealthiest Americans. This trend has continued with Speaker Paul Ryan claiming rich Republicans eagerly want to keep as much of their money as possible. This would include the party’s attempts to derail the path to quality healthcare for all.
In 2016, the Republican Party continued to publicly support the wealthiest Americans. This trend has continued with Speaker Paul Ryan claiming, rich Republicans eagerly want to keep as much of their money as possible. This would include the party’s attempts to derail the path to quality healthcare for all.
On June 30, Trump spoke to talk-radio host Mike Gallagher. Trump told Gallagher he felt like he was running against two parties. This is another example of how the Republican Party has been under fire from Trump’s continued antics. Trump’s request for his competition to leave politics is one of the most damaging ideas because it directly threatens the future of the Republican Party. It seems almost comical to hear Trump attempt to hold people accountable to their word when he has lied and insulted his way into the presidential nomination, according to “Detroit Metro Times.” It is now up to the general population of the United States to make sure this narcissistic and racist liar never becomes President of the United States.
By Kristina Lasher
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Chicago Tribune: Commentary: Donald Trump dares business to flee Republican Party
Detroit Metro Times: Can the Republican Party be saved?
CNN: Donald Trump: ‘I’m running against two parties’
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