CALIFORNIA–(ENEWSPF)–June 2, 2016. There may not be 3,500 just yet, but day after day, more and more prominent Republican elected officials and conservative commentators are continuing to reject the notion of a President Trump. 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.
San Diego Union Tribune Editorial: California GOP voters, send Donald Trump this message: “We can’t endorse Trump for reasons we’ve documented repeatedly: belligerence, casual cruelty, incoherence on policy issues. … So what do Republicans who don’t accept Trump’s style or substance — including all three Bushes, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, George Will and Charles Krauthammer — do? … If you are voting in the GOP primary Tuesday, write in Ronald Reagan for president.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “Asked on 1099AM’s WBAL News Now with Bryan Nehman if he was worried by Trump’s temperament, McConnell said, “It does, I don’t like that.” “I think that ought to stop,” he said. “I don’t think it adds any value whatsoever to the discourse. It is something about him that I don’t care for.””
Politico: Trump can’t seal the deal with swing-state Republican establishment: “A host of key establishment figures in Ohio and Florida — including current Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. Bob Taft, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo and other influential Latino leaders in Florida — are still refusing to get behind the GOP nominee.”
NY Times: Hispanic Official to Leave R.N.C. in Sign of Disaffection with Donald Trump: “The head of Hispanic media relations at the Republican National Committee is resigning this month in what appears to be another indication of the lingering discomfort some party officials have about working to elect Donald J. Trump president.”
BuzzFeed: The RNC’s New Hispanic Media Director Bashed Trump Nonstop For Months: “Before the announcement, Aguirre Ferré deleted tweets critical of Trump — both from when she worked for Jeb Bush’s campaign and long after, when it was clear Trump would be the Republican nominee. She was also very critical of Trump in a multitude of Spanish-language interviews, from Al Punto — a Sunday political show in the mold of Meet The Press, with influential Univision anchor Jorge Ramos — to local stations in Florida. Aguirre Ferré has said she is #NeverTrump, often retweeting people who say they are Never Trump and called him “crazy” on Twitter.”
Former Ohio Governor & Senator George Voinovich: “”He has, over the campaign, talked about lots of things, and what he’s talked about in his solutions to these things have raised a lot of eyebrows,” said Voinovich, counting himself as one of what he described as many Ohioans who have serious concerns about Trump’s plans for everything from the debt to international alliances. “I mean, the point is, people are dismayed at some of the stuff.””
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: “Gov. Rick Snyder has sidelined himself in the race for president, choosing not to make an endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump…“I’ve stayed out of the whole thing, and I’m going to continue to,” Snyder said Wednesday in an interview with The Detroit News Editorial Board at the Mackinac Policy Conference.”
Daniel Henninger, WSJ Columnist and FOX News Contributor: “It isn’t just Mr. Trump’s compulsive urge to attack Republicans Jeb Bush, Nikki Haley, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the rest of them. It’s what comes after. … When Donald Trump attacks one of these individuals so publicly, the aftershocks radiate outward across connected webs of loyalists and fundraisers. Susana Martinez is chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association. Its members include GOP governors in at least seven important battleground states. Mr. Trump needs their states’ political machinery. Holding a Susana Martinez up to public ridicule is fun for him but increasingly dangerous. In politics, payback can come from innumerable places, and in ways you will never see.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio Republicans in Congress fall in line behind Trump, some grudgingly: “But that doesn’t mean they suddenly love the mouthy real estate magnate or agree with his often controversial pronouncements. While all spoke heatedly of the need to defeat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, their degree of enthusiasm for Trump ranged from chilly to lukewarm.”
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