With the kind of circus show a Trump RNC has already become, it’s no wonder some of the big players in the GOP have decided to sit this one out. Obviously, these are some of Trump’s most bitter critics, and they haven’t been shy about sharing exactly how the feel about the clusterfuck in Cleveland.
Sen. [Ben] Sasse will not be attending the convention and will instead take his kids to watch some dumpster fires across the state, all of which enjoy more popularity than the current front-runners,” a spokesman for the Nebraska Republican and frequent Trump critic told The Hill.
Damn! Listen up, this is some of the best political shade you’ll read all RNC:
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who clashed with Trump in his attempt to mend fences with congressional Republicans earlier this month, has said he will be “mowing my lawn,” according to the New York Times. Montana Sen. Steve Daines also told the paper he’ll literally be gone fishing (fly fishing, that is).
Many others have scheduled foreign trips and dentist appointments in lieu of going to the conference. Gov. John Kasich took it one step further and actually pledged to speak to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce right across town in Cleveland at the same time Trump himself will no doubt be plagiarizing another Obama speech.
Romney has called Trump “a fraud and phony,” and will be boycotting the event as well. Other notable party elites joining him include the Koch Brothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, and Condi Rice.
Most prominently, all three Bushes will be also skipping the RNC. Dubya and H.W. are still penning their mic droppers, but maybe Jeb said it best. When asked by CNN if he was going to Cleveland, the former Florida governor responded a flat “no.”
We’ll see how this all turns out, but hey, I guess I can always respect wanting to skip work to watch a dumpster fire..
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