On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Weekends,” Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson, an outspoken Never Trumper, said the president is on track to lose support from GOP voters — and so is the entire party.
“Do you think this general lack of decency from this president is the breaking point where some Republicans are saying, look, I may agree with some of his policies, but I can’t stomach this anymore?” asked anchor Alex Witt.
“Sure,” said Wilson. “You know, in 2016, Alex, there were a lot of Republicans who said, ‘I just can’t vote for Hillary.’ There had been a 30-year campaign run against her essentially to make her this mythological monster in the eyes of Republicans and they said, ‘I don’t love Trump but I can’t vote for her.’ This is a different landscape now because they’ve seen that Donald Trump is a fundamentally amoral, corrupt, indecent and loathsome human being.”
“Is it the majority of Republicans, no,” added Wilson. “But he can’t afford to lose even 3 percent or 4 percent of the Republican base or he’ll go down this fall … there are a lot of Republicans, and it’s a growing number of Republicans and conservatives and independent-leaning conservatives, who are done. They’ve had enough. They are not going to be a party to this man’s absolute failure and his absolute low — the low characters surrounding him. They’re just done.”
Wilson added that this rejection will hurt the entire GOP.
“The Republican Party, as it is comprised right now, is a nationalist, populist party. It is not worth reviving,” said Wilson. “Do we need a center-right party? We absolutely do. Is Donald Trump’s party going to be that? Absolutely not. People who empowered him have to answer to this in the end. In politics, pain is the only teacher. The pain they’ll suffer from having legislative defeats will be the thing that shows where the bill came due.”
Election gift for Florida? Trump poised to approve drug imports from Canada
Six states — Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont — have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada to give their residents access to lower-cost medicines.
But industry observers say the drug importation proposal under review by the administration is squarely aimed at Florida — the most populous swing state in the November election. Trump's support of the idea initially came at the urging of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a close Republican ally.
‘Highly unusual’: Bill Barr’s Russiagate prosecutor expands probe to include Clinton Foundation
John Durham, the U.S. attorney appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has reportedly expanded the scope of his investigation to look into past allegations of wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.
The New York Times reports that Durham "has sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation around the same time into allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation."
Cops violated Breonna Taylor’s civil rights before they even knocked down her door: Legal expert
A legal expert explained that Breonna Taylor's civil rights were violated before Louisville police showed up at her apartment to serve a search warrant.
Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" the system that let police off the hook in Taylor's killing was inherently rigged against people of color, because it shields officers from accountability when they make mistakes.
"Remember [this] started as a no-knock warrant, and because she had no criminal record, because there were real questions here, they actually changed it to a knock-and-announce [warrant], that tells you something," Wiley said. "It also tells us we need to know more because, as I said, there were indications the Postal Service inspector said they didn't think there were suspicious packages, so there is a need to understand more."