Republican strategist Rick Tyler told MSNBC on Thursday that he doesn’t expect the Republican party to survive President Trump — and wonders what will replace it.
The party, he told host Chris Jansing, was hemorrhaging affluent women, along with African American and Latino voters they’ve already lost.
“That would be a generational realignment, and if that’s true the Republicans won’t be in charge for a very, very long time,” he said, adding that the party needed to “stand up to the president” more often. Still, Tyler believed the party was in a death spiral.
“I think in the long run, the damage to the Republican party is such that, I don’t know that the Republican party survives,” he lamented, comparing the GOP to Kadima, the former party of deceased Israeli PM Ariel Sharon. “When Donald Trump leaves, there will be no Republican party anymore. I don’t know what will replace it, but I don’t think that coalition exists anymore.”
“I’m not sure I’m as pessimistic as you are,” Jansing cut in, but Tyler wasn’t done.
“I don’t know if it’s pessimism. It could be a great opportunity,” he said. “A thousand independent parties have come and gone since the beginning of the Republican party in 1859.”
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