1/ There's a very passionate reaction to @realDonaldTrump's racisty racism this morning. It's justified, but pointless.
Let me remind you: there is no bottom. There is no better Trump. It's never a joke, or 87-dimensional chess, or some clever strategery.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 14, 2019
Obviously they’ll renominate him. But we should be clear about where the responsibility lies.
— Seth Masket (@smotus) July 14, 2019
There never was a factual objection. Just establishment politesse and denial. https://t.co/p4BOgkM0RR
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) July 14, 2019
I've read this article. What I see is a few people saying: "I didn't expect Trump to win, I sure didn't expect him to win again, and I wish I hadn't limited my career options." Then you shouldn't have signed anything. Beyond that, not sure what this "fracturing" is. https://t.co/3GDGR3yZMH
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 14, 2019
… This weekend, a few dozen once-prominent GOP foreign policy figures, including some original “never Trumpers,” are gathering at a private Reagan Institute retreat in Beaver Creek, Colo., to promote and preserve the 40th president’s “conservative internationalist” approach to foreign affairs. Yet the White House has shown little willingness to tap into this wellspring of expertise, even as Trump cycles through national security aides and faces a dwindling pool of experienced staffers for a potential second term.
The ostracizing of the group has led some to reconsider their roles in a prominent public movement to stop Trump three years ago.
“I’m not comfortable with letters anymore,” said Patrick Cronin, head of the Asia-Pacific security program at the Hudson Institute, who signed the first letter, which called Trump “fundamentally dishonest” and “utterly unfitted to the office.” In March 2017, Cronin was forced to withdraw from a new position overseeing a Pentagon think tank after Trump allies blasted his appointment by then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis…