NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–May 31, 2016. On Sunday, two Republican former governors joined forces to run for president and vice president on the Libertarian Party’s ticket. At the nominating convention, CNN reports that former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson attacked Trump’s “immigration policies as “just racist,” particularly [Trump’s] call to deport 11 million undocumented people currently in the country.” But really, it’s no surprise that it’s gotten to this point for many Republican leaders. Donald Trump has for years proven himself to be a loose cannon whose hateful language and dangerous policies will do serious harm to working families and put America’s security at risk. Now, Republicans and conservative commentators are continuing to reject the notion of a President Trump.
Kurt Bardella, former spokesperson for Rep. Darrell Issa: “What do women, minorities, young adults and college students have in common? Among other things, they are all constituencies alienated by the Republican Party and its ascendant candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump.”
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges: “Look, I wasn’t for [Trump] … We fought hard for the governor. We didn’t win. And we’re still sort of in the – I’m rapidly moving through the stages of grief.”
Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado: Regalado “views Mr. Trump as a poisonous candidate who has aggravated racial divisions. In Miami, Mr. Regalado said, Mr. Trump is seen as “a bully, as a person who despises people that don’t look like him. Mr. Regalado, 69, said he had been inundated with angry email, some of it mentioning Mr. Trump by name. “Sometimes they say, ‘Yeah, Trump is right, you guys have to all go back to your country,’” said Mr. Regalado, who was born in Havana and emigrated as a teenager. “This is my country. I can’t go back to Cuba.””
New York Times Opinion: Pay No Attention to the Man Atop the Ticket: ““Yeah, it’s going to be awful,” one senior staffer on a Republican congressional campaign told me. “Every time he says something crazy, they’re asking for us to respond to it.””
Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor for the Wall Street Journal: “It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents – this kind of ethnic, quote, ‘conservatism,’ or populism, be so decisively rebuked that the Republican Party, the Republican voters, will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form.”
Former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman: “Don’t be steamrolled into thinking you have to be for Donald Trump because he’s now locked up the nomination…Let the party know that this has gotten out of control and we are not the kind of people that Donald Trump portrays us as being. And this is not the way we want to go forward.”
Palm Beach Post: Republican quits local party post over Donald Trump: “The chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s black caucus resigned last week, saying he can’t hold the official party post because he can’t support Donald Trump for president.”
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