Republicans should've known Trump was not a man that could be trusted with party leadership. His professional life is littered with bankruptcy and fraud. When the party allowed him to become the nominee in 2016 it was asking for disaster, and it's getting what it deserves. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider Columnist
Republicans should've known Trump was not a man that could be trusted with party leadership. His professional life is littered with bankruptcy and fraud. When the party allowed him to become the nominee in 2016 it was asking for disaster, and it's getting what it deserves. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider Columnist
We've finally arrived at the moment every Republican should've seen coming
  • The moment everyone saw coming is here, Trump is turning on the Republican Party.
  • He already lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for acknowledging that Vice President Joe Biden won the election.
  • Now he's setting up an opportunity to further suss out who in the GOP is unwilling to entertain his delusions with the Electoral College vote in Congress.
  • That challenge will fail. When it does, Trump will be angriest at the Republicans who he feels betrayed him. He will blame them for losing the White House.
  • In true Trump fashion, he will forget all the loyalty he ever received from the Republicans who voted against him will be forgotten and he will be focused on revenge.
Perhaps the party thought this day would never come. In the rosiest of scenarios for the GOP, Trump would've won a second term and left the White House with good feelings about his fellow conservatives.

But that didn't happen. Trump lost, and instead of cutting bait after that was clear, the GOP decided to indulge his fragile ego to avoid his wrath. Perhaps the party thought that at one point surely this grown man would accept that he lost. But anyone who has watched Trump over this presidency (or any other point in his life) could've told you that would never happen. He never takes responsibility for any failure. Instead, he casts the blame on someone else.

And right now, Trump is setting things up so that "someone else" is the GOP.

... No doubt part of Trump's "bulls---" will be turning those 20 million supporters against the Republican party — the party he will believe betrayed him.

Republicans should've known Trump was not a man that could be trusted with party leadership. His professional life is littered with bankruptcy and fraud. When the party allowed him to become the nominee in 2016 it was asking for disaster, and it's getting what it deserves.