The Republican Party has long thought that their presidential nominee was too extreme even for their views. Their base, however, disagrees and the voters have put him at the head of the party and want to see him become the next president of the United States. But those established leaders in the Republican Party now think that they have to change Trump before he changes the party.
The bully pulpit was alive on CNBC today when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came in and made a few comments about how he plans to deal with Trump if he is elected president. Even though McConnell has endorsed the Republican Party nominee for president, he did say that he Donald Trump will not change the core principles of the Republican Party, which he cited most of the elected Republican officials to be just "right of center."
"He's not going to change the platform of the Republican Party, the views of the Republican Party," McConnell told CNBC on their program Squawk Box.
Mitch McConnell joins others in saying Trump should release his tax returns https://t.co/mUHy8tXaDT pic.twitter.com/D2E2uPok76This has been a fear that has risen out of both sides of the aisle, not just the Republican Party. Donald Trump has expressed some fiery rhetoric over the past year that has alienated certain demographics, most of which are minorities.
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Trump has had a consistent tongue that belts out the words that are on the tip of his mouth, as opposed to the words that could be buried deep within his mind and should be thought about more carefully before saying them. Before he even made a run for the Republican Party nomination for president, Trump started his fiery rhetoric from the moment that he announced he was running.
Following a long, elaborate entrance to his event, Trump descended down an escalator to a rock star entrance backed by rock music and cheering fans. He took the podium and announced that he was running for president on the Republican Party ticket -- and he intended to make some major changes that were a bit extreme.
At that event, that is where Donald Trump made his now infamous remarks about Mexican immigrants being murders and rapists. That of course started the whole circus sideshow that would follow, which included him making the announcement that he was going to build a gigantic wall across the U.S.–Mexico border to keep them out.
Donald Trump mocks a man with a disability, accuses Mexicans of being rapists, and says that all blacks are lazy. pic.twitter.com/5ziJwpwwNzBut that is certainly not where it ended. In another press conference, Donald Trump announced to the Republican Party base of voters that he was calling for a total ban of Muslims entering the country, until they "can figure out what's going on."
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Trump later got into a public feud with Megyn Kelly following a Republican Party debate on Fox News. That was the moment that Kelly called Trump out for using misogynistic comments on social media and other press avenues. Trump saw that as unfair and started to attack Kelly on social media and in press interviews, implying that she was on her menstrual cycle during the Republican Party debate.
MITCH McCONNELL: It's time for Trump to 'put aside all the score settling' with Republicans https://t.co/wE3DLb56WT pic.twitter.com/kMKWydfz6LBut now, Mitch McConnell insists that the Republican Party will not be changed by a Donald Trump presidency. Furthermore, he also thinks that the Republican Party will, in effect, change Trump.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 1, 2016
"I think we're much more likely to change him because if he is president, he's going to have to deal with sort of the right-of-center world, which is where most of us are," McConnell told CNBC.
Mitch McConnell: It's 'Disrespectful' to the Voters for Republicans to Refuse to Back Trump https://t.co/pgyxgEThOh pic.twitter.com/ePjsLAZTMoThe Republican Party has not quite unified behind Trump yet. Although McConnell has already endorsed Trump, other Republican Party leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan have refused to do it yet. Although Ryan and Trump have had some private talks, there has been no word yet as to whether those talks have made any progress.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 30, 2016
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