Former Mitt Romney adviser Lanhee Chen admitted that the party is going through a “temporary correction.”
“After this election, the Republican Party does have some soul-searching to do,” he explained. “But to say that it is permanently changed, implies that I think this guy will have some permanent influence on how we think about the world, and I think, from the perspective of someone who hopes that isn’t true — I hope that isn’t true.”
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Host Maher jumped in to ask, “Isn't their problem their voters?”
The reality that it is, the hateful racist base that is Trumps followers - they are deplorable, and they thrive on knowing that.
“I mean they didn't want Trump, a lot of them,” he continued. “And we see a lot of these Vichy Republicans who go along because they don’t want to upset the apple cart. They know better. They know where their bread is buttered, where their voters are. But you can get rid of the Trump, you can’t get rid of the voter. That’s who they want.”