Donald Trump: Choice of GOP voters or ‘Dumpster fire’? Key test today

Members of the Republican Convention Rules Committee, including Floridians Susie Wiles and Peter Feaman (circled in yellow).

Members of the Republican Convention Rules Committee, including Floridians Susie Wiles and Peter Feaman (circled in yellow).

CLEVELAND — Part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump racked up far more votes and pledged delegates than any of the other Republicans running for president this year.

But many Republicans consider him toxic as the GOP nominee in November.

An effort to dump Trump as the nominee on the eve of next week’s Republican National Convention faces a key test this morning when the convention Rules Committee considers a rule change that would allow delegates to disregard primary and caucus results and vote for other candidates.

The key proponent of the change is Kendal Unruh, a delegate from Colorado, who says: “If Trump’s our nominee, with the Trump effect, we lose the presidency, we lose the Supreme Court, we lose Congress. It’s all going down. It’s a Dumpster fire.”

Follow George Bennett's coverage of the GOP convention in Cleveland at PostOnPolitics.com and @gbennettpost on Twitter.

Follow George Bennett’s coverage of the GOP convention in Cleveland at PostOnPolitics.com and @gbennettpost on Twitter.

Her proposal faces long odds, including opposition from Florida’s two representatives on the rules panel, Peter Feaman and Susie Wiles.

Click here to read all about the effort to dislodge Trump.

 

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