Here’s why Republicans are afraid to criticize Donald Trump



The most important value in an ally for Donald Trump has always been loyalty — and many GOP lawmakers are starting to feel the effects of going against the former president. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza talks about how firm Trump’s hold remains on the GOP. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Two-thirds of Republicans want Trump to retain major political role; 44% want him to run again in 2024 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/10/06/two-thirds-of-republicans-want-trump-to-retain-major-political-role-44-want-him-to-run-again-in-2024/?utm_source=AdaptiveMailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=21-10-06%20Trump%20GOP%20Future%20SR%20Heads-Up&org=982&lvl=100&ite=9148&lea=1952335&ctr=0&par=1&trk= Says Donald Trump "was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican."
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2015/aug/24/jeb-bush/bush-says-trump-was-democrat-longer-republican-las/ Republicans rally around possible Trump 2024 bid as they downplay his role on January 6
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/politics/congressional-republicans-trump-president-2024/index.html The full picture of Trump's attempted coup is only starting to emerge https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/05/politics/what-matters-trump-doj-coup/index.html Bill Maher's dark vision for 2024 is all-too-real https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/politics/bill-maher-trump-2024/index.html Trump endorses Harriet Hageman in GOP primary challenge to Liz Cheney https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/09/politics/trump-endorses-harriet-hageman-cheney-challenger/index.html This GOP senator is now Enemy No. 1 for Trump https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/lisa-murkowski-kelly-tshibaka-trump/index.html Trump endorses primary rival challenging Republican impeachment supporter
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/26/trump-endorses-max-miller-471789 https://saveamerica.nucleusemail.com/amplify/v/YSuXefRXQ5?s=a2969175-3996-4221-ad8c-bd55331c49a3 About me: I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza Producer: Moira Donohue The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil Video Editor: Michelle Cho Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/the-point-with-chris-cillizza?source=Point_Youtube. #CNN #Cillizza #Trump

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