On Day That Ends In ‘Y,’ Republicans Criticize Trump

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–June 24, 2016.  Donald Trump has spent years spouting hateful rhetoric and dangerous policies that will do serious harm to working families and put America’s security at risk, and Republicans are taking note. He may have attempted to run away from his floundering campaign to Scotland this week, but he can’t escape the daily chorus of Republicans and conservative pundits criticizing his campaign.

Read the growing list of Republicans and conservatives unwilling to support Trump and fresh condemnations of the GOPs leader:

Nicole Wallace, White House Communications Director under President George W. Bush: “This morning he gets off the helicopter, the morning after a historic vote, and he has talked more about the incredible suites in the light tower. Two of the most beautiful suites, it’s like watching an ad for, you know, the Marriott chain. And I am just, I’m gobsmacked that he did not open with comments that suggest that he knows — maybe he’s jet-lagged. But I’m gobsmacked that he did not open with some comment about world events. I need a minute.”

Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]: “No Republican, or no candidate of either party, is going to win the number of votes that is needed saying the things that he has said and acting the way that he has acted.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY]: “He’s earned the nomination, but in order to be elected president, he needs to pivot and start acting, like, presidential.”

Alex Conant, former Rubio communications director: When asked if he thinks more Republicans will be crossing the aisle and backing Hillary Clinton: “There may very well be. Look, Trump’s campaign is headed in a bad direction. On the current trajectory, he’s going to lose by an embarrassing margin this fall, and Hillary Clinton will be president.”

National Review: Tom DeLay Hammers ‘Authoritarian’ Donald Trump: “Now, not only are you supporting somebody who’s not pure enough, you’re supporting somebody who is totally contrary to what you believe in, to your principles. An authoritarian who doesn’t understand the Constitution or the issues.”

Michael Gerson, conservative commentator: “Trump’s whole campaign now consists of a pathetic irony. He ran attacking the Republican “establishment” at every turn. Now, since he has neglected to construct his own national campaign, he is completely dependent on the “establishment” to provide his political ground game. First he vilifies the GOP, then complains that it lacks enthusiasm for his cause.”

WSJ: Stop-Trump Groups Air Ads Aiming to Unbind Delegates: “The first ads from groups aiming to unbind Republican National Convention delegates are set to air beginning Thursday, marking a new offensive in the effort to strip the GOP nomination away from presumptive nominee Donald Trump.”

Jim Cicconi, former White House staffer under Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush: “Mr. Cicconi, who worked in the White House for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, said he has backed every GOP presidential candidate since 1976. ‘But this year I think it’s vital to put our country’s well being ahead of party,’ he said in a statement provided by the campaign. ‘Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.'”

Conservative political commentator George Will: “Trump’s campaign has less cash ($1.3 million) than some congressional candidates have, so Republican donors have never been more important than they are at this moment. They can save their party by not aiding its nominee.”