Influential conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt has called for the Republican Party to change its convention rules and to remove Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.
“I want to support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee, because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” Hewitt told his listeners on Wednesday.
“They ought to get together and let the convention decide,” Hewitt said. But he also said if Trump can refrain from making controversial comments, the GOP might be able to keep him.
Hewitt compared the party allowing Trump to be the nominee unfettered is “like ignoring Stage IV cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.”
Hewitt is just the latest in a string of prominent conservatives who have backed off in support of their presumptive nominee or outright condemned his recent statements that the federal judge overseeing one of the fraud cases against his Trump University was biased because of his Mexican heritage.
Hewitt, who stayed neutral during the primaries, opened his lambasting of Trump with a clip of Stephen Colbert joking on his “The Late Show” that “it looks like the general election will come down to Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump, which is fitting, really, since she’ll be the first, you know, female nominee of her party, and he’ll be his party’s last nominee.”
Hewitt cut in. “Get that America?” He said. “Our party’s last nominee.”
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