Here’s something funny: Republicans are going to try to change Donald Trump. Again. They are going to try to discipline him. This is what they’re going to do, in some way or another, because they think they can still do it. It is August 2016, and there are three months until Election Day.
They’re going to give it what we’d like to think is one last go, but almost certainly is not. NBC News reported Wednesday morning that a “candidate intervention” is in the works.
“Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich,” Chuck Todd and Hallie Jackson write, “are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days.” (Chris Christie is reportedly not participating because he’s still mad, for whatever reason, that he wasn’t selected as aide-de-camp on this doomed mission.)
This “group of GOP heavyweights,” they write with exceeding generosity, is also trying to rope Trump’s kids into the talking-to. It comes after a roughly 48-hour period in which Trump screwed up in a dozen or so different ways—most egregiously, to top GOP minds, by refusing to back House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary against some nut.
The Trump campaign through official channels is denying that anything whatsoever is wrong, and Crooked Hillary will soon be toast. Gingrich says there’s no plan for a “formal intervention” while vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says he’s “never heard anything about a meeting of that kind.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: NewsNow/Business Insidser/Reuters