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Donald Trump goes to war with the GOP: Republicans turned off by his racism need "to get over it"

He strongly hinted that those in the party who oppose them are simply the sore losers he beat in the primary


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 8, 2016 3:44PM (UTC)

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump appeared on Hannity Tuesday evening to tout his victory, yet again, and to tell the increasing number of Republicans uncomfortable with him as their party's figurehead to "get over it."

Trump initially insisted that he doesn't "want to talk about [the Trump University trial] anymore -- I want to talk about jobs," but the conversation quickly turned into him listing his campaign's tired complaints about the judge presiding over the trial and the law firms involved in it.

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As to the defections and "un-endorsements" of prominent party members like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, Trump said that it is "a little disappointing" how his fellow Republicans are reacting to his comments about "Mexican" Judge Gonzalo Curriel, when all he wants is a "fair shake" in the Trump University trial.

He noted that many of his current critics were former primary opponents, and that "in all fairness, they're some of the people that I went through war with -- and I won."

"There's a lot of anxiety there," Trump continued. "There's a lot of anger, I guess. They just can't come back -- they can't get over it. So they have to get over it, ideally."

"As to whether or not they endorse me -- it's OK if they don't." But for the sake of party unity and keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House, "they have to get over it."

Watch the entire conversation below via Fox News.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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