It’s been said over the past few months that the Republican party is now the Party of Donald Trump. Either you agree with the president on everything or you’re considered a political apostate and risk being attacked on Twitter by Trump. And his son, Don Jr., says he’s glad to see the GOP now bowing to the will of his father.
But Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker thinks Republicans are now part of a something much more terrifying: A cult of personality where loyalty is demanded by the president and mass obedience is now the norm. Corker told reporters:
“We’re in a strange place. It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? It’s not a good place for any party to have a cult-like situation as it relates to a President that happens to be purportedly of the same party.”
Those remarks came just a day after Corker said on the floor of the Senate that his party is afraid of contradicting Trump, even on an issue such as tariffs, which the GOP has long been opposed to:
“‘Gosh, we might poke the bear!’ That is the language I’ve been hearing in the hallways. ‘We might poke the bear. The president might get upset with us as United States senators if we vote on the Corker amendment.’
If the president gets upset with us, then we might not be in the majority, and so let’s don’t do anything that might upset the president.”
Thursday morning, Don Jr., was asked about Corker’s comments, and he said he’s delighted the Republican party is now a cult:
“If it’s a cult, it’s because they like what my father’s doing. You see real Americans actually winning for a change, conservatives actually getting things done.
“They want someone like my father who actually will want to fight!”
Fight? Since when does Donald Trump actually fight? He’s a coward who’s afraid to fire people face-to-face and uses Twitter as his attack platform instead of having the guts to express himself or directly confront the person he’s attacking. He won’t stand up to our adversaries, but delights in alienating our allies. If that’s winning, then apparently Trump has also rewritten the dictionary without telling us.
Here’s Donnie Junior on Fox News:
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2018
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