Viguerie: Trump a divider, not a 'uniter'

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump mean decisiveA pioneer in the conservative movement believes the nomination of Donald Trump could prove ruinous for the Republican Party.

Super Tuesday proved to be a good one for the billionaire business mogul as he swept through seven of the 11 states. Trump won at least 234 delegates while Senator Ted Cruz won at least 209. Senator Marco Rubio was a distant third with at least 90.

Richard Viguerie, who is chairman of Conservative HQ and a fan of Cruz, believes the Texas senator is the only one who can derail the Trump express.

"The three states that Cruz won indicates clearly that he's the only viable candidate that can stop Donald Trump," he contends, adding that Trump "has been running mostly in states that allow crossover votes, [where] Democrats and independents can come in [and vote in the primaries]."

On Tuesday night, Trump described himself as a "uniter." But Viguerie argues that a Trump nomination would ultimately prove catastrophic for the GOP – and he explains his rationale.

Viguerie

"... If he's the nominee, [Trump] is likely to split and divide the Republican Party in such a way that it may never recover its former strength," he begins. "[He's] a very divisive, dictatorial person who seems to have very little appreciation for the Constitution and our form of government. [He] would certainly lose us the Senate and the Supreme Court if he were the nominee and possibly the House of Representatives [as well]."

In Viguerie's opinion, Cruz – not Trump – has the best chance of unifying the Republican Party, despite the fact that many of the senator's colleagues have been upset that he has "rocked the boat" in the Senate.

"... I think that we're in very, very dangerous times right now where the Republican Party could be split apart in such a way the Democrats could get control of the government for the rest of our lifetime."

The ultimate result, he believes, would be that the GOP would probably go the way of the Whig Party in the 1850s.

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