Is the GOP Washington establishment warming up to Trump?
The fact that Donald Trump scares some world leaders could be a good thing for the United States of America. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a close ally of Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, Mr. Coker, said so with a chuckle . . .
In February, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn bluntly said that a Donald Trump nomination could be an “albatross” to his Republican Party.
Wednesday, with Trump barreling toward the GOP nomination, Cornyn was singing a different tune.
Reports say that rather than fight Donald Trump’s run for the White House, a number of Republicans say, it may be time to embrace it.
“Many of us who have expressed concerns are reconciling ourselves to the fact that in all likelihood he will be the eventual nominee,” said Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who backs Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
“I think he could change the electoral map in ways we haven’t seen before,” Cornyn said when asked if he was worried about the Trump impact down-ticket. “This disrupts the usual Republican vs. Democrat, conservative vs. liberal paradigm, and I think we don’t know how this will all play out. I think it will be OK.”
Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh of CNN wrote in an article that Cornyn isn’t alone. House and Senate Republicans are reluctantly coming to terms with the reality that the real estate mogul – a man many feared given his unpredictability, questionable policy positions and lack of discipline on the campaign trail – will likely be their party’s standard bearer. Rather than fight it, a number of Republicans say, it may be time to embrace it.
After Trump delivered a foreign policy speech in Washington on Wednesday, some top Republicans were highly laudatory of the billionaire’s positions, including Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who called the speech “very thoughtful.”
Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a close ally of Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, said with a chuckle that the fact that Trump scares some world leaders could be a good thing for the United States.