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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:35 AM Feb 12

Supine Republicans don't just dance to Trump's tune - they amplify his racism

Source: The Guardian

Supine Republicans don’t just dance to Trump’s tune – they amplify his racism

The undeclared race to be the former president’s running mate has sent leading figures into new paroxysms of sycophancy

Adam Gabbatt
Mon 12 Feb 2024 13.00 GMT
Last modified on Mon 12 Feb 2024 13.03 GMT


It was all of those things, but the self-abasement of Scott, who harbors ambitions of being Trump’s vice-president, was more importantly an illustration of how Trump remains the master puppeteer of the Republican party.

The vice-presidential race – playing out in real time despite the presidential election being nine months away – is serving as a microcosm of what it means to be a success in the modern-day Republican party.

In the current environment, anyone wishing to remain relevant in the GOP has to dance to Trump’s tune and kiss his big ring, surrendering any self-respect along the way.

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, and Elise Stefanik, a congresswoman from New York, are both seen as potential picks for vice-president. They have each campaigned with Trump and adopted Trump’s racially charged language, in Noem’s case, to the extent that she has been banned from tribal lands in her own state.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/12/trump-running-mate-vice-president-republicans-racism

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