It’s not easy being out in public as a Donald Trump loyalist. Sticking with someone who constantly changes his positions on major issues means you have to constantly change your positions, which is not something that every ambitious Republican politician can do with the same shameless conviction as Trump. But they do it, and one Republican former House member’s explanation of why it works is a telling description of the Republican Party as a whole right now:
“In today’s Republican Party, the No. 1 test for many Republicans is, ‘Are you loyal to the president?'” Jolly said. “And I think there’s less consequence of saying, ‘When the president changed his mind, I changed my mind with him.’ That, in the Republican Party, makes you a loyal Trump foot soldier.”
No base values, no core convictions, just twisting and turning to follow the whims of a lying narcissist.
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