Conservative columnist George Will predicted over the weekend that Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party as it exists today because his campaign strategy was to only attract white voters.
According to Will, Trump is a politician in the tradition of segregationist George Wallace because he believes that more “meanness” was needed in public discourse.
“The problem is this,” Will told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. “Not only are his negatives at 61 percent — almost double his positives, they are at 32 percent — but he’s appealing entirely to white people.”
“[Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney] got 17 percent — that’s all — of the non-white vote,” he continued. “Trump, by every measure, would do worse than that. Which means he would not have to get just the 65 percent of the white vote to win that Ronald Reagan got, sweeping 49 states. He would have to get 70 percent of the white vote.”
Will concluded: “A, it won’t happen and B, it would destroy the Republican Party by making it the party of white people.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast March 20, 2016.