Well, everyone except Mitch McConnell.
No profiles in courage with this guy. Sadly, his denial of the obvious when it comes to trump is typical of folks like him in Washington.
The person who looks really bad in all of this is Paul Ryan. He played a slick political game of trying to drag out his endorsement of trump to make the country believe that he was really agonizing over his decision, when we all knew that his endorsement of trump was a foregone conclusion.
Now, all of a sudden, like Captain Renault from Casablanca, he too is shocked to hear that the current standard- bearer for his party is a racist.
He should have taken the high road and declared to the world that he cannot support a man who questioned the legitimacy of the sitting president, and wanted to ban members of one of the world's largest religions from entering our country. But he did not. Beating Hillary Clinton was more important than doing the right thing. George Will of all people trashed him for it and he wrote a scathing piece in the Washington Post about the cluelessness of the party structure and their support for trump.
"On May 12, a Trump meeting with Ryan resulted in a cringeworthy joint statement that had to be read to be properly disbelieved. The two spoke about the “great conversation” they had about “our shared principles.” They celebrated their “many important areas of common ground” while offhandedly mentioning “our few differences.” Those who know, or thought they knew, Ryan doubted that he could name a single shared principle, and he did not do so.
In spite of, and in conspicuous dissonance with, the May 12 happy talk, Ryan continued to withhold his endorsement. Perhaps he hoped that Trump, at age 69, was going to mend his manners.
By June 2, Ryan had heard enough. He endorsed Trump. He did so because President Trump would sign Ryan’s House “agenda.” Well.
Since May 5, the Hamlet of southeastern Wisconsin had indeed learned something. He had learned Trump’s contemptuous response to his scruples. Trump’s response was an insouciant intensification of his anti-institutional politics — the judicial system, too, is “rigged.” Ryan limply described Trump’s attack on the judge as thinking “out of left field” that he could not “relate to.”' [Source]
Words you will probably never read from me again: Well said Mr. Will.
*Pic from politicsusa.com