Prominent American conservatives are among the most severe critics of Donald Trump. Here is a sampling of their commentary.
(Excerpt) Frum argues in his new book “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic” that the president is a menace to the Republic.
Michael Steele, former Chairman, Republican National Committee
(Excerpt) ““That’s right, baby, I built that bad boy (the Tea Party) out of steel,” Steele told me in the latest episode of “Cape Up.” “Now, having done that, I can’t help it if they went inside and started tearing up the floorboards and knocking out the windows, and crapping all over the house.”
(Excerpt) “The GOP shows no spine in defending democratic norms.”
(Excerpt) “Once again, GOP “leaders” seek to normalize Trump, not combat the erosion of democratic institutions.”
(Excerpt) The level of cynicism here is startling. Some Christian leaders
are surrendering the idea that character matters in public life
in direct exchange for political benefits to Christians themselves.
It is a political maneuver indistinguishable from those performed
by business or union lobbyists every day. Only seedier. You scratch
my back, I’ll wink at dehumanization and Stormy Daniels. The gag
reflex is entirely gone.
(Excerpt) “I am a minister, and black lives matter to me. I am not confident they matter to the convention.”
(Excerpt) The Rev. Maurice Watson issued a stern and very public rebuke of President Trump’s Oval Office comments about immigrants from “shithole countries.”