The Cult-like Quality of the GOP’s Capitulation to Trumpism
We begin with an appraisal of the Republican National Convention which ends tonight with a keynote address by President Trump along with speeches by Mitch McConnell, Ivanka Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Franklin Graham, and speak with Mike Lofgren, who has spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted and he joins us to discuss the cult-like quality of the Republican party’s capitulation to Trumpism and the elevation of the Trump family dynasty as the future of the GOP with Donald Trump Junior seen as a future star of the party along with the QAnon congresswoman from Georgia and the Trump loyalists Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Mike Pompeo. We assess whether this tyranny of a corrupt and deranged minority will end in November or that they will morph into the Biden resistance and further the division and hatred Trump has visited upon the land.
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