Donald Trump is at war with the Republican Party. It’s been a long time coming and given the chaos that has happened since his inauguration, it’s not surprising politicians are now fed up.
In a recent interview, former GOP Senator John Danforth warned Republicans that the party has been tainted and ruined by Trump. In order to save their reputation, Danforth encouraged Republicans to abandon the President in order to save their party.
On Thursday night, a op-ed article in The Washington Post features words by the Senator, who issues a dark warning. Danforth wrote, “To my fellow Republicans: We cannot allow Donald Trump to redefine the Republican Party. … But our party has been corrupted by this hateful man, and it is now in peril.”
The main source of corruption, said Danforth, is Trump’s divisive rhetoric.
Danforth speaks out during a time of opposition. For weeks, Republicans have been abandoning the White House and putting as much space as possible between themselves and Trump. Whispers of the president’s instability have been swarming, warning that Trump is not fit to be president.
Danforth pointed to Trump’s failure to unite the American people is the direct result of his refusal to condemn the Neo-Nazis and the KKK. Danforth ended his article by making an appeal to his fellow Republicans when he said, “For the sake of our party and our nation, we Republicans must disassociate ourselves from Trump by expressing our opposition to his divisive tactics and by clearly and strongly insisting that he does not represent what it means to be a Republican.”
Democrats and the American people have been saying this for nearly a year but the fact that Republicans are joining in is a testament to the lunacy of the situation.