Reprinted with permission from Alternet
What Republicans say about President Donald Trump publicly and what they say about him behind closed doors can be two very different things. Many prominent GOP senators and governors are reluctant to criticize him publicly, but that doesn't mean they aren't privately worried when they see his collapsing poll numbers — and conservative journalist Bill Kristol, in an article for The Bulwark, makes a plea to such Republicans: Have the courage to openly reject Trumpism.
"My appeal is simple," Kristol writes. "It's directed to those who have not been opponents of Donald Trump. It's directed to those who, for whatever mixtures of reasons and motives, have until now reluctantly supported or tolerated him…. It is to become former Trump supporters."