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David Frum Counts the Ways Conservatives Are to Blame For ‘Disaster,’ ‘Catastrophe’ of Trump Nomination

Posted on 02 June 2016

Next month, on the forty-seventh anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, the Republican party is virtually certain to make Donald Trump its 2016 presidential nominee, a choice that so-called reform conservative Frum suggests has more in common with Apollo 13 than with Apollo 11. “Whatever happens in November,” wrote Frum in a Tuesday Atlantic essay, “conservatives and Republicans will have brought a catastrophe upon themselves.” In the piece, Frum analyzed how so much of the GOP wound up backing an “ignorant” candidate who “lie[s] all the time” and “is running not to be president of all Americans, but to be the clan leader of white Americans.”