Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will Drop Donald Trump ‘Like A Hot Rock’ If He Wins GOP Nomination
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assured Senate candidates running for reelection that they can run ads against Donald Trump even if he wins the GOP nomination for president.
According to the New York Times, senators attending private lunches with the Majority Leader have been advised to take the position that Donald Trump will lose badly in the general election and should prepare themselves for a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Looks like McConnell is conceding the nomination to Trump, but won’t give him any support in November. He is telling other senators that this is OK:
While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump’s loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton, according to senators at the lunches.
He has reminded colleagues of his own 1996 re-election campaign, when he won comfortably amid President Bill Clinton’s easy re-election. Of Mr. Trump, Mr. McConnell has said, “We’ll drop him like a hot rock,” according to his colleagues.
McConnell is not alone in his plans to dump Trump. A lot of GOP leaders are in “full panic mode.” From Raw Story:
News of the party’s preemptive rejection of the potential nominee comes after a luncheon meeting attended by Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19 where political guru Karl Rove warned that Trump may be unstoppable for the GOP — and that his nomination could destroy other Republican candidate’s chances in November.
The NY Times also adds that attendees to a private presentation, hosted by billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch, said that Trump’s record was unacceptable and donors were holding back money out of fear that it will just be wasted.
Donald Trump cannot be stopped.
What a crazy election cycle we are having!
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz has continued his attacks on Trump suggesting that the billionaire may have ties to the Mafia.
Some Republicans however are still supportive. This weekend, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama become the first sitting senator to endorse Trump.
Suggested Reading: Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, available on Amazon