Magazine July 9, 2018, Issue

After Trump

(Roman Genn)
His grip on the GOP is partial and temporary

Three’s a trend, as all journalists know, and we got our trend after three Republican primaries in early June. Martha Roby, a congresswoman from Alabama who had withdrawn her endorsement of Donald Trump after the Access Hollywood tape surfaced in October 2016, failed to clear 50 percent and was forced into a runoff. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina congressman who continued to criticize Trump after he became president, lost his race a few hours after Trump tweeted against him. And Corey Stewart, a Virginia politician whom the Trump campaign fired for excessive zeal, won the Senate primary to take on

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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