The fallout of the supposed audio “scandal” of Donald Trump has exposed the duplicity and deceit of many Republicans.
We knew that Trump represented a much needed change in the party. As an outsider, non-politician, he is poised to reform the corrupt, cozy relationship our leaders in Washington have. Instead of looking out for themselves, our D.C. representatives under Trump will have to actually serve the American people.
There were many who feared this change, but could not openly oppose Trump, because they would be betraying their own party. Then, conveniently, audio from 11 years ago surfaced, painting Trump as some kind of sexist pig.
Immediately governors and congressmen came out to attack Trump. Not liberal leaders, but Republicans. It was almost as if they knew about the audio leak and already had their statements prepared.
But the questioned remained: what would the RNC do? Now we have the answer.
From Allen B West:
As Republican politicians were pulling support, a rumor (which is a generous term for false news stories) even spread that the RNC would be pulling its support and funding from Trump. That story was false.
Now, as Politico just reported, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has just announced definitively that the organization is standing by Trump…
“Over the last 24 to 48 hours there have been a lot of false rumors that we didn’t want to engage in,” Priebus told the 168 members of the RNC, many of whom have also stood behind Trump, according to a person on the call. “Nothing has changed in terms of our support for the nominee.”
Priebus told them that Trump had issued a “heartfelt” apology and that “I think the issue was taken care of at the debate.” Three people on the call verified Priebus’ remarks. The Priebus call came hours after Speaker Paul Ryan held a conference call of his own for jittery House Republicans and declared that he would no longer defend Trump on the campaign trail, or ever campaign with him.
Priebus did the right thing. He accepted Trump’s apology and stood by the party’s pledge to support their nominee. The kids would call him “Good Guy Priebus” because he stood by his word.
Every Republican using Trump’s old remarks as an excuse to abandon him have no loyalty. They are not honest, respectable leaders, who exercise the important virtue of forgiveness. The democrats would never do this to Hillary–and we’ve seen the mountain of dirt she’s produced.
True leadership does the right thing, even when it’s not easy. Every Republican who has withdrawn support for Trump proved they are not leaders, but pansy, childish, political babies.
Source: Allen B West