'It’s not like we didn’t warn them’: Anti-Trump conservative columnist rips Republicans who now have regrets
President Donald J. Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House Sunday, March 25, 2018, returning home from his trip to New York. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

On Friday, Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin wrote a column brutally mocking Republicans who now regret voting for Trump.


Trump's week has been marked with turmoil as a government shutdown looms and top aides resign. Rubin said that Trump supporters should not be surprised at the president's hasty and irresponsible decisions.

"They sure do owe we in the #NeverTrump movement an awful big apology. It was not like we didn’t warn them that Trump was unfit for the presidency, lawless, narcissistic, unwilling to learn, erratic, irrational and cruel," she wrote. "We pretty much told them they’d be intellectually and morally corrupted in trying to defend him."

In response to Trump's decision to pull American troops out of the Middle East, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis submitted a letter of resignation to the president. Mattis stepped down because of his policy differences with Trump.

Rubin noted that Mattis was often referred to as the "adult in the room" and explained that few real adults might be left.

"One thinks back to the anonymous op-ed writer in the New York Times who proclaimed that “there are adults in the room.” Let’s hope they were not only referring to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, former White House counsel Donald McGahn, outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley or former attorney general Jeff Sessions," she wrote.

She added, "That isn’t a list of people whose views I agree with, just those with a modicum of self-awareness and regard for the country). Which are the adults, who remain?"

"Unfortunately, the Republicans who lacked character and judgment to oppose Trump vilified his critics and enabled Trump for almost two years don’t have the nerve even to identify themselves. Senate and House Republicans are still in the Trump cult," she wrote.

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