Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Weekly Standard editor Stephen Hayes said President Donald Trump was leaving behind establishment Republicans.
Hayes said “I think we’re missing to a certain extent a bigger phenomenon here. Donald Trump is running away from the Republican Party. Republicans are trying to hold on to him desperately. He is saying to them, ‘I’m out. I’m leaving you behind.’ He’s purged a lot of Republicans from his White House. You look to what Steve Bannon told my colleague Peter Boyer in this week’s Weekly Standard. Steve Bannon said, ‘I’m going to good after establishment Republicans,’ and Donald Trump said to him, ‘Good, I need that.’ And we know they have a very broad understanding of establishment Republican which includes Ben Sasse.”