Is The Establishment Set To Dump Donald Trump?

As Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump, establishment Republicans are beginning to panic.

Rather than unite behind the GOP nominee and work to close the gap, these party elites are plotting how to best separate themselves from the GOP ticket.

But does this include replacing Trump as the nominee?

At this point in time, it’s nearly impossible.

Because of ballot access laws – and the deadline to place a candidate’s name on the ballot rapidly approaching – the GOP establishment must stick with Trump as their standard bearer.

But instead of trying to rally Republicans to their cause, these party elders are instead sabotaging the campaign.

Recently, 70 Republicans signed a letter demanding the RNC cut off resources from the Trump campaign.

Politico reports:

“More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races.

 

The letter comes as a number of Republican senators and high-profile GOP national security officials have come forward saying they cannot vote for Trump.

 

“We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck,” states a draft of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day.”

 

Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire and former Reps. Chris Shays of Connecticut, Tom Coleman of Missouri and Vin Weber of Minnesota are among the Republicans lending their name to the letter. Close to 20 of the co-signers are former RNC staffers, including Mindy Finn (former RNC chief digital strategist), Christine Iverson Gunderson (former RNC press secretary), Virginia Hume Onufer (former RNC deputy press secretary), Beth Miller (former RNC field communications division director), Heather Layman (former deputy press secretary), B. Jay Cooper (former RNC communications director under four chairmen) and Patrick Ruffini (former RNC ecampaign director).”

 The names on the letter are either obscure or figures whose time in the spotlight has long since passed, but the media used the letter to fan the flames of the Trump campaign meltdown.

The letter provided Hillary with another news cycle of negative stories about the Trump campaign at a time when the press should have been covering her scandals.

Instead of a media firestorm surrounding the bombshell revelations of Hillary engaging in pay-to-play cronyism while at the State Department, the media was happy writing the story Hillary wants – namely that “prominent” Republicans are abandoning their party to support her campaign.

And there is evidence this establishment sabotage is damaging the Trump campaign.

A recently released poll in Georgia found Trump narrowly leading Hillary Clinton in it’s state, which hasn’t been competitive in many elections.

Hillary was running neck-and-neck with Trump because she had consolidated the support of over 90% of Democrats, whereas Trump had the backing of just 79% of Republicans.

Some critics contend that the establishment is tanking Trump’s campaign on purpose.

GOP elites have long been accused of being Republicans in ‘name only’, whose true policy priorities are much closer to the Democrats than those of their conservative voters.

Establishment Republicans working furiously to not elect Donald Trump does nothing to tamp down conservatives anger toward their party leadership.

  • Patricia McGhee

    The main reason that Trump is falling behind is because the Republican are not supporting him. They put in anyone else & the can expect that NO really go Republican will vote for them!!! The People want Trump, but the Republican Uppers want someone they can control. The Heck with what the People Want. None of the politicians care, only want a puppet that they can control, so they can keep on using the people to put money in their pockets!!!!!!

    • Jake319

      I have to agree with that. The machine feeds on our tax money. I wonder what the establishment would do if the taxpayer went out on strike?

    • sumpplrstupid

      Trump is way ahead of Killary…..the polls have been skewed by the liberal media to discourage his supporters…..Whatever the media says….is truly the opposite…

  • rchguns

    If the establishment, a.k.a. career politicians good old boy club, succeeds in the funding or derailing Donald Trump’s bid to become president it will mean the end of the Republican Party.
    For the most part members of the Republican Party, rank-and-file, are working Americans, who is the least finished high school, are not bottom feeders looking for a handout from the government, are not out trying to kill it injured police officers, burning down cities, looting, or basically not a pack of illiterate fools who act like animals.
    You want to look at the Democratic Party?
    Look no further Than Black Lives Matter, the new Black Panthers, occupy Wall Street, the Congressional Black Caucus, the corrupt Chicago government, or the perpetrators of genocide who are responsible for the deaths of approximately 425,000 black babies per year.

    • gypsy314

      I second that . Folks do not let a bunch of rinos and lying crooks like the democrats control this election . Send them Trump and lets gather to run them all out America.

  • Patricia McGhee

    All Republican Voters. If your Senator or Congress doesn’t support Trump, you need to Vote them OUT!!!!! I will not Vote for anyone that doesn’t support Trump.
    You are a disgrace to the Original Republican Party. You might as well go to the
    DevilCrats!!! You are acting like a Bunch Of FOOLS!!!!

  • arnapuck

    For what it is worth and what I would really like to see come to pass is that after Donald Trump is elected President he then immediately dumps the Republican Party and starts up his own Pirate Party. What a joy to watch the “good old boys” scramble on that one and that definitely includes McConnell and Ryan the present top RINO’s. Then and then … Hillary Clinton be brought forward and held to the law. This is plain common sense thinking. No big deal, just is what should happen.

  • Bill Cash

    These so called establishment “LEADERS” are forgetting one thing. The voters have access to the names of those 70 who have deserted them. And anybody who chooses to run against them come election time will definitely win.

  • RRStubbs

    So Trumps wins by a landslide. So what? The people do not choose a President, that is left to the Electoral College and eventually Congress. There is evidence that the Electoral College is already being stacked with establishment supporters who are willing to risk a civil war to throw the election to someone of their choosing.