Will Republicans finally break with Trump?

Will Republicans finally break with Trump?

After former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ excoriation of President Donald Trump’s behavior in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski alluded to doubts she and her Republican colleagues have long had about the President’s leadership. Chris Cillizza explains why this moment is so important. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Mattis tears into Trump: ‘We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership’ https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/03/politics/mattis-statement-trump/index.html GOP senator says she’s ‘struggling’ on whether to back Trump https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/lisa-murkowski-mattis-trump-reaction/index.html Republican senators shrug off Mattis’ criticism of Trump: ‘It’s his opinion’ https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/republican-senators-reaction-mattis/index.html Flake announces retirement as he denounces Trump https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/24/flake-retiring-after-2018-244114 Trump critic Justin Amash quits Republican Party http://cnn.com/2019/07/04/politics/justin-amash-leaving-gop/index.html Graham contradicts himself on Trump ‘kook’ jab https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/11/30/lindsey-graham-trump-kook-comment-lead.cnn Lindsey Graham In 2016: Trump’s A “Kook.” Lindsey Graham In 2017: Why Is The Media Is Labeling Trump A “Kook.” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomnamako/kook Rand Paul: Trump is an ‘orange-faced windbag https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/267039-rand-trump-is-an-orange-faced-windbag “Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag”: Rand Paul tells Wilmore what he really thinks https://www.salon.com/2016/01/26/donald_trump_is_a_delusional_narcissist_and_an_orange_faced_windbag_rand_paul_tells_wilmore_what_he_really_thinks/ About me: I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon Editor: Steven Sevilla Producer: Arielle Sacks Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cnn/dvgb325pfm #CNN #News #Republicans

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  1. "Ha ha ha, this is about you
    " … WOLF IN SHEEP's CLOTHING (feat. William Beckett) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ifhsL4kKw

    Beware, beware, be skeptical
    , Of their smiles, their smiles of plated gold

    Deceit so natural
    , But a wolf in sheep's clothing is more than a warning

    Bla-bla-black sheep, have you any soul?
    , No sir, by the way, what the hell are morals

    Jack, be nimble, Jack, be quick
    , Jill's a little whore and her alibis are dirty tricks, So could you

    Tell me how you're sleeping easy
    , How you're only thinking of yourself

    Show me how you justify
    , Telling all your lies like second nature

    Listen, mark my words, one day, You will pay, you will pay

    Karma's gonna come collect your debt, Aware, aware, you stalk your prey

    With criminal mentality
    , You sink your teeth into the people you depend on

    Infecting everyone, you're quite the problem
    , Feefifofum, you better run and hide

    I smell the blood of a petty little coward, Jack, be lethal, Jack, be slick, Jill will leave you lonely dying in a filthy ditch

    Maybe you'll change
    , Abandon all your wicked ways

    Make amends and start anew again, Maybe you'll see

    All the wrongs you did to me
    , And start all over, start all over again, Who am I kidding

    Now, let's not get overzealous here
    , You've always been a huge piece of shit

    If I could kill you I would
    , But it's frowned upon in all fifty states

    Having said that, burn in hell…… Karma's gonna come collect your debt

  2. Great President Trump think and works for America and America First, Is it wrong?

    Great President Trump always works for benefits to USA FIRST and Americans FIRST . Is it wrong?

    Great President Trump always say come to usa(enter USA) with valid papers and legal entry only. IT's LAW Follow the LAW.is it wrong?

    Great President Trump brought back lot of jobs to USA and Jobs for All Americans with his policy and lot of hard work by his Administration.Is it Wrong?

    Great President Trump works and thinks for US Farmers. Is it Wrong?

    Great President Trump Always Says AMERICA FIRST like other countries(China President works for China ,India President works for India )same way America President Great Country and Great Leader President Trump works for America. is it Wrong?

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    WE WANT TO SUPPORT OUR GREAT LEADER PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH OUR VOTE in 2020. TRUMP IS BEST for ALL AMERICANS FUTURES and CHILDRENS.God Bless America.God Bless Great President TRUMP.Please Think and Vote for your future. Vote for TRUMP 2020.Please Think and Vote for your childrens future.Please vote for Trump in 2020.God Bless America.God Bless President Trump.

  3. Sorry charlie. You been fooled again. No way any republiCrook will break with their Orange Crook boss! They are all getting richer than shit with him draining millions of dollars from the treasury right into his and their pockets. It's service for profit with Crime Boss Trump in charge! they are making money at tax payer expense at every turn, and they will not break with their bloated cash cow for nothing! nether will the demoCrooks, who definitely have the wool pulled over the eyes of their sheep who think they are any different than the republiCrooks!

  4. You are pulling a lot out of her statement. Nice job in a fairly flawed interpretation and analysis. There is a whole new wave of trump supporters forming due to this type misinformation… People are getting smarter, not less smart. By the way Trump won the election.

  5. We all have our doubts about all politicians don’t we ? Trump is not a politician . The politicians who go along with him , keep quiet , condone his actions confirm our doubts their all a bunch of phonie’s . Shame on the lot of them

  6. History will reflect the documented facts about trump, the trump administration, and the people who enabled it. The silent republicans who fear retaliation now will eventually speak out against him and his reprehensible behavior.

  7. There is a stink on the President.
    Republicans have been holding their noses since Election Day.
    Now, the stench has become too great.
    Republican officials are slowly backing away.
    It’s too late.
    Their support of Trump will forever brand them .
    And they will take his odor to their graves.
    But history will not forget.

  8. “Will republicans finally break from trump?” No, stop putting this clickbait up every 3 months. For those of you who are going to say, “you watched it.” No, I didn’t. I listened to adds while typing this. Republicans lawmakers had 2 glorious opportunities to bury trump in the last week with his tweets and almost complete silence from them. When they speak out immediately against trump then I’ll believe it. Also, it’s 5 months until the next election, do you honestly think they will abandon him now after 3 and a half years? Get serious.

  9. Struggle"? You "struggled" then crumbled during impeachment. Show a spine, Lisa Murkowski. "Lead" second impeachment of Trump. Now! All others? $10 to ActBlue AK Senate Fund 2020. You have no spine!

  10. I think that most Republicans, while believing trump is unfit for office, tag along simply because trump provides the means to accomplish their warped policy agenda and packing federal courts with ultra conservative judges. trump has no useful ideas of his own – his agenda consists of advertising his 'brand', building a wall and kissing putin's, xi's and kim's ass. Everything else that comes out of the administration is someone else's idea or objective – trump is merely a useful idiot.

  11. Never get rid of the hen which can lay eggs. It is difficult for trump to win the elections but also his competitor is very weak an over aged and over experienced politician ex vice preseident

  12. Trump got elected with a sliding majority. Why would he loose he is also fullfilling his promises. Bad thing is he does what he is supposed to and also not ashamed of his biases. For eg. Islamophobe or rascist or anti iran or pro israel or unilateral actions like killing qasim sulemami or with draw from iran deal or taliban peace accord. Corona crisis handling or police handling internal unrest or foreign policy. All clear. I think at least trump is a predixtable guy .. and palestine peace deal .. deal of century. ??? Annexation of palestine lands.

  13. My assessment because of weak competitor trump have not yet lost his fan base. As a inhabitant of other country i think regardless of trump performance americans will elect him again. Why is americans not trying out young leaders like eg. Kennedy obama .. bernie and trump and third they should be retired. None of them inspires any one
    Ideal is the age group of canada newzealand pms.

  14. ALL REPUBLICAN POLITICS ARE COWARDS but we knew that already. They all disgrace with Trump, they all think he is a problem, they all think he is a pathological liar but no one speaks up. This is what republicans do… NOTHING.

  15. Republicans are to cowardly to speak out against Trump, they fear being honest because it will look bad for them. They should look at how much more respect they will have if they just stand up to a weak insecure president. Be strong Americans you can rid yourselves of this out of touch out of control boring man?

  16. It's funny how trump wasn't racist until he beat Hillary in 2016 a lot of Democrats was staying at Trump's hotels and kisses his ass for donations for their campaigns. And I know I'm going to be called alot of dirty name's by a lot of people but I don't really care.. I have not voted and I'm in my 60's I think all politicians are lying crooks

  17. REPS are holding on Trump as the only chance the same way DEMS are holding on Biden.
    Both aren't the best examples of a person that should stand up for America and represent it as a President…That's why WE NEED the 3rd major party and independent politicians!

  18. TRUMP IS LIKE A ??? (little pastor?? GOP SENATORS AN OTHERS side ON THAT PARTY! ?? they fell they are LITTLE LAMS! WIT THE PASTOR???? Geteng thm together ! they are afraid! on the BIG WOLFE!

  19. Republicans lost their party when they chose Trump, the least qualified of all their choices by far, to be their standard bearer. He has destroyed the party from within and transformed it into a party in his own image, His support is rock solid among the base, they will follow him to the Gates of Hell and beyond, If the GOP find themselves in the Political Wilderness for a very long time, they will have only Trump and those who endorsed him to blame

  20. When Flake spoke out, that's when Republicans had the opportunity to change things. I will not be going back to the party. People too afraid to lose their own careers.

  21. I regret having voted straight ticket Republican all my life because I identified as a conservative. In 2016 I broke with Trump and voted for Hillary, but I still supported my Republican Representative and Senators. For the first time in my life, I don't recognize my party anymore. Planning to volunteer for my reps opponent's campaign this fall.

  22. NO!

    What exactly do you not get?

    The GOP are a cabal of cowardly, corrupt, criminal SCUM.

    They are extremists.
    They have gone further and further right since Reagan.
    They do not accept the LGBTQ community.
    They do not accept PoC.
    They DESPISE poor people.

    They are interested in power and money for themselves and their donors.
    That is ALL they are concerned about.

    They will break laws, change laws, ignore laws, do WHATEVER it takes for their own selfish ends.
    That includes kissing that disgustingly blobish orange ass while Donny was 'popular' and turning on him the moment he becomes just too, too unpopular.

    It is a party of and for the ultra wealthy, racists, and the bloody INSANE.

  23. How could republicans fail to recognize that trump is not president material but seems to be prosecutable material!
    Please do not hang trump’s portrait in the White House…he is more criminal than presidential!

  24. Let us replace the craven republicans who support and have supported trump…..replace the craven, self serving republicans with democrats and pray for that the new electees support the welfare of this country over party….unlike the republicans!
    Hope Kentuckians vote out McConnell because they are loyal to America and not to McConnell!

  25. why vote for the dems? dems made up the dossier- well they actually paid fusion gps 8 million to make it up… the crooked insiders in the fbi never verified it and 2.5 yrs of investigations were done to try to win back the house and senate… Still no illegal activity found by Trump. The dems support radical violence… all these protests are organized, Why in the hell would anyone want to vote for Biden who is racist and dementied…Joe Biden : "Unless we do something about that cadre of young people, tens of thousands of them born out of wedlock without parents, without supervision, without any structure, without any conscience developing, because they literally have not been socialized… If we don’t they will, or a portion of them will become the predators 15 years from now. Madam President we have predators on our streets… Again, it does not mean that because we created them that we somehow forgive them or do not take them out of society to protect my family and yours from them. They are beyond the pale. We have no choice but to take them out of society."

  26. Chris had you also thought about option #3, they see he is doing a great job under huge democratic opposition and still getting things done. So yes, initially career politicians initially didn't like this non-politician candidate, but now they see him getting things done and changed their minds about him. He will be re-elected. Biden is a feeble joke.

  27. After the August primaries, Republicans who secured their nomination will have little fear of a primary challenge to criticize Trump – I imagine many in swing districts might come out against Trump to appeal to moderates who would otherwise vote D

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