In an interview with radio host Mike Gallagher on Thursday, Donald Trump expressed a view that many feel is true when he said, ""It's almost -- in some ways, like, I'm running against two parties."
In recent days, Trump has abandoned a decades-long Republican trade policy, degraded Republican establishment business lobbyists, like the Chamber of Commerce, and hit former Republican candidates for not upholding the oath to support the GOP nominee.
"They broke their word and in my opinion, they should never be allowed to run for public office again because what they did was disgraceful," Trump said in Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, referring to Republicans like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed a pledge to support the GOP nominee but have yet to endorse him.
The Chamber of Commerce adamantly disagrees with Trump's trade policy.
Good-paying jobs and sustained economic growth relies on an outward-facing U.S. economy, not inward isolation. https://t.co/WXseTxSWkS— U.S. Chamber (@USChamber) June 28, 2016
Just one day after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued their final report, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Hillary Clinton was "an intelligent and capable person, no question about it.” He added that he had worked well with her in the Senate and would be able to work with her as president.
This only highlights the rise of Trump. No one in Washington, D.C. really cares about Trump supporters. They never did and they never will. Why should Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and those candidates who took 'the pledge' throw themselves behind the Republican nominee when he represents the group of Americans who created their headache in the first place. If it was not for the voters, everything would have been just the way they wanted.