Donald Trump and his continuing hate-filled, ignorant rants ARE the Republican Party and their creation, the Tea Party.
This fact is not lost on certain Republican presidential candidates, such as Lindsey Graham who said this just today:
“As to the Republican Party, if we do not reject this way of thinking clearly without any ambiguity, we will have lost our way. We will have lost the moral authority, in my view, to govern this great nation,” Mr. Graham said Sunday. “We should reject this demagoguery. If we don’t, we will lose and we will deserve to lose.”
The problem is to reject Trump and his demagoguery is to dismiss the base of the Republican Party and the entire Tea Party.
Trump knows this; Lindsey Graham does not.