The Gist

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

The National Review’s Reihan Salam looks at the conservative movement’s future after Donald Trump.

Donald Trump holds a child dressed as him while at a campaign stop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Monday.

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The implosion of the Donald Trump campaign shows a party that’s divided on everything from criminal justice reform to immigration. On The Gist, National Review executive editor and Slate columnist Reihan Salam considers the future of the GOP and conservative thinking.

For the Spiel, why did the Republican Party fall for a demagogue? Is it because conservatives still kowtow to right-wing media outlets that embrace conspiracy theories, lies, and propaganda?

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