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GOP support for Trump is starting to crack

McConnell and Ryan have had to decide what kind of behaviour they are willing to tolerate from Trump

David Leonhardt | NYT 

Again and again over the past year, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have had to decide what kind of behavior they are willing to tolerate from Donald Trump. Again and again, McConnell and Ryan have bowed down to Trump. They have mumbled occasional words of protest, sometimes even harsh ones, like Ryan’s use of “racist” last year. Then they have gone back to supporting Trump. The capitulation of McConnell and Ryan has created an impression — especially among many liberals — that congressional Republicans stand behind the president. McConnell and ...

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First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 09:32 IST
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