What will the GOP be without Trump?

What will the GOP be without Trump? 1


The Republican National Convention was almost entirely built around President Donald Trump. Videos praised his accomplishments, speakers fawned over his leadership, and in unusual move, he planned to appear every night of the convention. This left many wondering — what will happen to the party when Trump eventually leaves? In this latest YouTube video, Chris Cillizza breaks down the perilous position the GOP finds itself in, and where it’s headed next.


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81 Comments on "What will the GOP be without Trump?"

  1. Hey – Chris here. Who do you think can fill Trump’s shoes in the GOP?

    • Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-842 – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

    • @Puddles 59 you don’t know. No wonder your dumb

    • @Christy Ann McSweeney’s Internet Tendency unfortunately this site was removed because it was full of misinformation is there a different site you could give me that hasn’t been banned for misinformation yet?

    • @JayBe Faulky Haha!

    • @Ruth Harris
      Thank you very much for caring 😁.
      I’m passed this stage 😟. I’m devastated by the level of cravenness and idiocy I’ve now witnessed in the human species, but I’m an optimist at the core, deeply realistic, but optimistic… I don’t think I’ll ever recover from what I’ve witnessed most of my life bc none of it was for the betterment of mankind, it was all for a handful of desperately greedy b.. (and greed can be found for so many objects). I only hope that when I die it won’t have all been in vain 😉

  2. Three days of Trump rally so far. When will the RNC start?

  3. What the hell is Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. on? They are so out of control.

  4. Why does the GOP leadership all look like the bad guys in a bad daytime soap opera?

  5. I suspect there will be a breaking into 2 factions: One group fiercely holding onto Trumpism, the other Never Trumpers and Lincoln Project conservatives. The GOP will be no more

  6. “Widest swath”? More like “Whitest swath”.

  7. “If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything”

  8. ✌ BIDEN/HARRIS 2020👍

  9. Charles Perry | August 27, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    What comes before the fall? Oh yeah, it’s pride.

  10. Clifford Onyemaechi | August 27, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

    The name is trump’s “ ZOMBIES’’

    • Change name to Squash | August 27, 2020 at 6:03 PM | Reply

      Biden zombie

      Still believing in polls after your last embarrassment, eh?
      Will you mindless lemmings ever learn to think for yourselves?
      You’re setting yourself up for disappointment once again, moron.
      Good luck with that!

    • Frosty The High Man | August 27, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      jondeare yet your side is losing more and more people by the day LOL

    • Bud Fudlacker | August 27, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      Clifford, in the case of a black man on death row Kamala Harris fought hard to keep DNA evidence sealed,meaning she didn’t even care if a innocent black man was put to death!

    • @A A You’ll be so disappointed when you realize trump will win in a land slide. Actually no, you wouldn’t be disappointed, you would be in denial the whole time.

  11. Let’s wonder about this after the WIPE and FLUSH
    Then the burning of train loads of Sage

  12. After Trump, there will be a whole bunch of old white guys pretending they didn’t co-sign everything Trump did.

    • David Braun I’m far from right wing both sides are bullshit and have the same agenda. The way they reached to trump tells me he’s against there agenda. I don’t get my news from one source unlike you guys who only watch what backs your ideas. No wonder all the democrats I know are voting for trump.

    • David Braun 93 miles not 3-5 again stop listening to the media owned by the left

    • Jay Ess know your history republicans are the ones who fought to free slave. They also fought for there right to vote and the democrats were against both of those. Democrats also elected kkk members into the senate who’s the real racist?

    • CYBER GHOST LCDR | September 1, 2020 at 10:26 AM | Reply

      Russia buddy BORIS trumpster

    • @L Hale Obviously yes.

  13. When your family is running the White House, I think that’s called a monarchy.
    His whole family is speaking at the national Republican convention.

  14. Bill Confidential | August 28, 2020 at 7:43 AM | Reply

    After trump? Nothing but a bunch of people in federal prison if there is any justice in this county at all.

  15. Unique-Art 15 | August 28, 2020 at 9:43 AM | Reply

    The GOP without TRUMP? Semi-respectable again!

  16. “What will the GOP be without Trump?”

    Infinitely better

  17. What will the GOP be without trump? IN PRISON!!!

  18. The phrase “Cult of Personality” was popularized by Khrushchev in a speech denouncing Joseph Stalin. There are a staggering amount of similarities between Trump And Stalin. I don’t mean coincidences. I mean fundamental things, like their approaches to using power and what drives their decisions and actions. And, also, the cult like way their supporters view them.
    Trump wants to be an American Stalin, and his base wants that too.

    • I wonder if Stalin was as stupid as Rump or if maybe they both just pretended to be stupid.

    • @Brad B Stalin was not smart. He was extremely ruthless, however. Trump fires people who talk back to him. Stalin had them shot.

    • @Peter Kazavis Just because you don’t like the truth doesn’t make it any less true. Trump isn’t as ruthless (yet) as Stalin but their egocentric worldview, narcissism, and vapid ignorance are fair to compare.

    • You mean how Barry was the American Lenin?

    • @Jarry Sciligo Rump is the stupidest person I’ve ever seen. George Bush is a close second.

    Remember to yell it at the top of your lungs.

  20. Electric Gigolo | August 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

    “Trump begged China like a dog to help him win re-election”

    – The Lincoln Project.

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