Behind GOP defections: Trump seen as threat to donor class who seek his defeat

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2016

Republican elitists are abandoning Donald Trump not because they fear he’ll lose, but because they are terrified he will win and dismantle their cushy standing with the GOP donor class, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said.

Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee

“A lot of the bed-wetting, hand-wringing Republicans, they’re not afraid Donald Trump is going to lose,” Huckabee said on Oct. 10 on “The Kelly File” on Fox News. “They’re scared to death he’s going to win.”

Huckabee said the anti-Trump argument in the GOP establishment was much more self-serving than the “good of the party” line being fed to the mainstream media.

If Trump wins “he’s going to mess up the neat, little package of fun they have, because they all play to the donor class, and Donald Trump is going to make big changes in the way these institutions go.”

When pressed by host Megyn Kelly on Trump’s open mic fiasco, Huckabee said:

“It’s not a big surprise that he is crude and he is vulgar. We all knew that. We knew he wasn’t a Sunday school teacher. Nobody’s endorsing what he said. My gosh, not even his own family is endorsing it.”

“He’s like Captain Quint in the original movie ‘Jaws,’ ” Huckabee continued. “He’s vulgar, he’s salty … He’s the guy who’s gonna save your butt and save your family. … Hillary is the shark. She’s going to eat your boat.”

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