The Donald’s campaign, the Trump Train, has gone off the rails and it is about to crash and burn in the most spectacular way. His chances of winning were already very slim before his leaked audio describing sexually assaulting women came out, then his victims have come forward to confirm the behavior he now denies.
The most ardent supporters of the alleged billionaire aren’t going to leave Donald Trump no matter what comes to light, but Republicans who previously endorsed Trump despite his outrageous rhetoric have finally had enough.
You know, because vilifying, minorities, immigrants, Muslims and re-Tweeting posts from white supremacists was OK – but boasting about sexually assaulting white women was just too much.
The media, which gave The Donald so much free advertising because it drove their ratings, is now realizing that was a big mistake.
CNN President Jeff Zucker on Friday said it was a “mistake” to air so many Trump rallies “and let them run” in 2015, giving the candidate an unfettered platform to call Mexicans rapists, support bans on Muslims from entering the US, and overall grow his base, which includes white nationalists.
“If we made any mistake last year, it’s that we probably did put on too many of his campaign rallies in those early months and let them run,” Zucker said at a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School. “Listen, because you never knew what he would say, there was an attraction to put those on air.” (Source)
Donald Trump has to see the writing on the wall by now. His campaign has mostly given up on the battleground state of Virginia, and his math to make Republicans feel better about themselves in regards to 270 electoral votes doesn’t add up. In fact, Eric Trump sent out a fundraising email to supporters showing how his father could win, if only men were able to vote.
The Republican Party, for the most part, wants nothing to do with The Donald now. He’s a liability to GOP candidates running in close contests, and he’s put reliably conservative states like Georgia and Arizona in play for Democrats. In Texas, Trump only has a 4 point lead over Hillary Clinton, which could shrink even more between now and Election Day.
Because of Donald Trump, the GOP could lose the Senate and see their majority in the House shrink dramatically. I’m sure that leading members of the Republican Party wish that the alleged billionaire tone down his remarks, and graciously accept defeat in order to protect down-ballot candidates.
However, that isn’t going to happen. The Donald doesn’t care about the future of the GOP, and he could care less if every last Republican member of Congress was replaced with a Democrat. As much as they hate Ted Cruz, I’m sure that the RNC would gladly have him as the nominee right now instead of The Donald.
Trump feels that the GOP has betrayed him, and he’s lashing out at them along with Hillary Clinton. He’s in bed with conspiracy fanatics like Alex Jones from Infowars or Mike Adams from Natural News. His only outlet is to join Breitbart after the election and bring his army of deplorables along to create a media rival to Fox News.
The Donald has no loyalty to the Republican Party, no skin in their game, and he’s willing to take them all down with him. Even if his supporters stage an armed revolt after the election results come in and damage the GOP brand for years to come, that will be of no concern to a man who cares about nothing but himself.