Long-time Trump defenders — the ones who have always hated him but were terrified of his base, of mean Tweets (no longer a threat) and/or getting primaried — are finally recognizing that the Trump train has derailed; the ship is burning and sinking, and the rats are jumping off (whatever metaphor you want to use).
But after an unprecedented, shocking (but not surprising) failed coup attempt (more to come over the next week), they are discovering that continuing to defend Trump is costing more support than it preserves. Trump’s approval rating, which has hovered steadily in the low 40% area, is most recently at 33% and he is pulling down the entire party with him. Mitch McConnell, who rightly blames Trump for losing two senate runoff seats they had been favored to win (and costing McConnell all of his senate leadership power), and he is now open to voting to convict on impeachment, and New York Times reporters are open that as many as 20 Republican senators are “open to” the possibility of voting to convict on the impeachment.
Republicans are serious. They want Trump GONE.
But while the Trump defections grow, the true Trump supporters — the QAnon wackos and the extreme religious-right nut jobs — will continue to stay loyal, and the traditional Wall $treet Republicans will move farther and faster to distance themselves from those waving the flags of Nazis and KKKonfederates, literally the flags that real Americans defeated in World War II and the Civil War respectively, causing tensions to build that are likely to stress the party beyond the breaking point.
Even the non-insane Republicans are starting to see the handwriting on the wall.
Any TrumpubliKKKon who continues to support Treasonweasel Trump is a supporter of TREASON, SEDITION and INSURRECTION and has no rightful place in this country.
May 31, 2017