Republican purge?: Strategist Rick Wilson on where the GOP goes after Trump


Rick Wilson spent most of his career working for Republicans, including Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani. Wilson is now an outspoken critic of Trump, and the entire Republican apparatus supporting him. He joined host Amanda Marcotte on "Salon Talks" to discuss his new book “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever." In this short clip above from the full Salon Talks” interview. Marcotte notes that “one way or another” Trump will be out of office and once that happens, she asks Wilson how the Republican party can rebuild. “We don’t really use the word ‘purge’ much in American political parlance,” said the famously blunt Wilson, “but if the Republican party wants to survive after Trump, they’re going to have to purge out the racist a**holes like, you know, Richard Spencer and David Duke, and all of these other guys, anybody who runs for office on the Nazi ticket or the Klan or whatever.” “We have to get off this conspiracy crack that the party’s been on for several years now,” he added. Subscribe to SalonTV’s YouTube Channel to watch SalonTV’s live interview and music shows “Salon Talks” and “Salon Stage,” airing daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. Click here to watch more “Salon Talks” interviews. About “Salon Talks”: Hosted by Salon journalists, “Salon Talks” episodes offer a fresh take on the long-form interview format, and a much-needed break from the partisan political talking heads that have come to dominate the genre. “Salon Talks” is a destination for information through conversation. Viewers can expect discussions with A-list actors, artists, authors, thinkers, and newsmakers as we explore the full range of the human condition. The show streams live on YouTube and Salon.com.

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