Why Republicans can't quit Trump - no matter how angry he makes them

Analysis: Why Republicans can't quit Trump - no matter how angry he makes them | @knottmatthew

11.10.2019

Analysis: Why Republicans can't quit Trump - no matter how angry he makes them | knottmatthew

Trump-era Republicans have become masters of compartmentalisation. They're willing to say he has made a colossal mistake, but not that he is unfit for office.

Mitch McConnell spoke out , saying Trump's decision "would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime". Famous televanglist Pat Robertson said Trump risked "losing the mandate of heaven" - a statement that got a lot of attention given evangelicals form a crucial part of Trump's electoral coalition. The outrage is significant. This is the most sustained criticism Trump has faced from conservatives since his election victory - outdoing the reaction to his press conference in Helsinki alongside Vladimir Putin or his tariffs on foreign imports. But it would be a wild overstatement to say the party is breaking with Trump in a fundamental way. Trump-era Republicans have become masters of compartmentalisation. They may be willing to say his Syria decision is a colossal mistake, but not to take the next step and say he is unfit for office. Look at the behaviour of Senate Republicans like Joni Ernst from Iowa and Cory Gardner from Colorado. They both represent swing states and face difficult re-election fights next year. Trump seems to be daring senators like them to break away from him - but they're not. Both Ernst and Gardner have refused to answer repeated questions about whether it was appropriate for Trump to ask the Ukrainian President to investigate a political rival. Instead, they focus on attacking Democrats for pursuing a politically-motivated investigation into the President. Emotional Trump supporters. Credit: AP The reason they're holding steady is Republican voters. The base of the party is not outraged by Trump's behaviour on his phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky or his decision to pull out of Syria. The latest Gallup poll shows 87 per cent of Republicans are satisfied with Trump's job performance. That number would have to drop significantly for a substantial number of Republicans in Congress to cut him loose. Similarly, while Pat Robertson's intervention generated headlines, there is no evangelical uprising calling for Trump to be replaced by Mike Pence - even though the VP is a committed Christian and conservative. Loading The marriage between Trump and the Republican Party has always been uneasy, and is particularly tense right now. Republicans on Capitol Hill are upset, and lashing out. But in the ways that matter most, they're standing by their man. Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald

KnottMatthew The guy has syphilis. Give him a break. He's the brightest man in America with a tertiary STD. KnottMatthew The TRUTH may set MSM free where Lies+Omissions Expose a Dark Character of Deception$$ which makes MSM Enemy of WeThePeople Thank God We Have United+Awakened to FakeNewsMedia Scomo's Loyalty 2 TheAUPeople like Trump is Admirable🙏 Flashback: Truth Wins👇

KnottMatthew they are his lapdogs KnottMatthew 100% Dems wont bring it to vote in the house before the Senate. 1) If they had the evidence they would have already voted. 2) Whistle blowers wouldn't be in the public arena like this media circus. 3) Way too many leaks. Real investigations have ZERO media leaks.

Why Republicans can't quit Trump - no matter how angry he makes themTrump-era Republicans have become masters of compartmentalisation. They're willing to say he has made a colossal mistake, but not that he is unfit for office. KnottMatthew More important-Going by this👇The People are with POTUS KnottMatthew Seems like MSM have been wrong on all accounts and Russia Collusion HOAX Setup was a lead up to Ukraine Whistleblower HOAX?🤔 KnottMatthew Trump is actually right about Syria. Now let’s follow up

Under attack from allies, Trump says Kurds never helped US in WWIIThe unusual level of criticism from Trump's political allies comes as new polls show a majority of Americans now support his removal from office. KnottMatthew You are joking, right? KnottMatthew Truth hurts when it counts KnottMatthew At the end of the day all he really cares about is the oil. 😌

'To preserve our constitution': Joe Biden calls for Donald Trump to be impeachedTrump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives over his contacts with Ukraine. The Tea Party folks must support Impeachment of Trump! Defending the Constitution is there thing .... right? Tea Patriots, where’s your voice? Can’t hear you! Biden is the most destructive force in the USA. Clearly bitter with Trump and willing to do anything to be President - completely untrustable ! Biden is unconstitutional, what constitution does he want to preserve? The one of graft & corruption? Certainly not USA's constitution.

Morrison defends Trump over withdrawal of US troops from Syria | Sky News AustraliaPrime Minister Scott Morrison has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria.\n\nThe US president claimed sending troops to the Middle East was the worst mistake America had ever made. \n\nResponding to the announcement, Mr Morrison said “this is a sovereign decision” for Mr Trump, adding he would not make broad commentary on whether withdrawing troops was a right or wrong decision. \n\nImage: AP ScottMorrisonMP realDonaldTrump Before the US made bombs start dropping on the Kurds? Yeah good call ScottMorrisonMP realDonaldTrump Of course he did, he is embarrassing the way he sucks up to Trump. But what would you expect from a mini—me copy ScottMorrisonMP realDonaldTrump So Morrison didn’t ‘defend’ the decision he simply stated the obvious that it was an American decision.

Hillary Clinton responds to Donald Trump after he urges her to run again: 'Don't tempt me'Hillary Clinton has admonished Donald Trump by saying 'Don’t tempt me. Do your job.' after he urged her to run again on Twitter. . . . . as if he's capable 😂 Hillary may run again ? Poor Hilary really isn't very self aware.

Two Ukrainian businessmen linked to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani arrestedTwo foreign-born businessmen linked to efforts by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani to get Ukraine to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have been arrested on charges of violating US campaign finance laws So they were arrested for offences that had literally nothing to do with any possible investigation into Biden, and they kept their alleged campaign finance crimes secret from both the candidates and the campaigns. Nice try beating this up into a big deal, SBS. Who was the woman in the corner opposite Giuliani that you edited out?



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