Donald Trumps popularitet oskadd bland republikanerna efter rasistutpelet i Charlottesville

När DN skriver att Far och son Bush fördömer hatet i Charlottesville så tillägger man att “Därmed sällar de sig till skaran av auktoriteter som – om än indirekt i deras fall – kritiserar president Donald Trumps uttalanden efter händelserna i Charlottesville i delstaten Virginia.

CNN skriver att ett litet antal framstående republikaner har kritiserad Trump för dennes rasistiska utspel. Men det är mest politiker som redan tidigare motsatte sig Trump.

Kevin Liptak och Jeff Zeleny skriver på CNN:
Trump defiant after outburst and GOP picks up pieces

Republican lawmakers and administration aides found themselves again Wednesday weighing the costs and benefits of remaining loyal to President Donald Trump, whose equivocal statements about neo-Nazis and white supremacists marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric.
By Wednesday afternoon, most appeared to have made their calculation: deserting Trump now could only harm — and not help — their agendas or political fortunes.
Republican leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, released statements affirming their disavowal of white supremacist groups and neo-Nazis — but not explicitly condemning Trump, who said Tuesday there were “very fine people” protesting in Charlottesville amid the torch-bearing marchers.

Within the White House, Trump’s aides privately expressed indignation at the derailed news conference, which unraveled on cable television Tuesday afternoon and has been replayed endlessly since.
But they, too, stopped short of declaring their consternation publicly, determined instead to remain focused on their agenda and keep the President occupied.

Vilket i klartext betyder att med demokraterna splittrade så får vi ställa in oss på att Trump kommer att sitta i åtta år. Oavsett vad han tar sig till.