It’s no state secret that the Trump campaign has gone from a dumpster fire to a biohazard level 3 radioactive wasteland, and it may all be coming to an earth-shattering collapse.
Jon Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, has reported that the GOP is “actively exploring” contingency plans in the event that Donald Trump makes the world utter the biggest sigh of relief by dropping out.
This report comes amid the most mercurial and insane few days in the stormy Trump campaign, in which the GOP nominee and his campaign insulted veterans and the family of a slain Muslim soldier, victims of sexual harassment, top Republican leaders, and kicked a freaking baby out of an event in one day. Forget Hurricane Earl! It’s actually Hurricane Donald.
Although Trump has made no mention of dropping out of the presidential campaign, major Republican leaders are becoming increasingly worried about the orange fascist’s erratic behavior. Moreover, they are now seriously planning for a contingency plan.
First of all, I am told RNC chairman Reince Priebus is furious, that he has had multiple discussions with Trump telling him he needs to drastically change course. But here’s the news: I am told senior officials at the party are actively exploring what would happen if Trump dropped out, how to replace him on the ballot… He is so unpredictable right now, they are so unable to control his message, that they just don’t know and clearly think it is a possibility, which is why they’re looking at these rules.
Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks denies the report, saying there is “absolutely no truth to this whatsoever.”
Notwithstanding, there have been several credible reports indicating bitter resentment and near collapse in the Trump campaign. For instance, GOP sources telling CNN that many in the campaign “feel like they are wasting their time.” But others were a bit more blunt.
If Trump were to drop out, the political ramifications would be immense. More specifically, the future of the Republican party would completely dissolve. The GOP created this monster by spreading xenophobic, racist, misogynist fears for years and now they’re realizing that the may have to slay the beast in order to remain politically relevant.
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