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Some Conservative leaders are trying to un-endorse Donald Trump.

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On Wednesday morning, prominent conservative radio show honcho and guy whose last name sounds like his first name Hugh Hewitt backpedaled on his former endorsement of highly un-endorseable man Donald Trump. In fact, Hewitt went so far as to suggest the Republican National Convention should change its rules to allow them to get rid of Trump as the presumptive nominee. Via Red State:

“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.”

Hewitt said he disagreed with Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk who said they could not vote for their party’s nominee. “I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee.”

He’s not wrong! Hewitt joins a number of Republicans who are now distancing themselves from their party’s presumed nominee, following Trump’s comments about Judge Gonazalo Curiel’s “Mexican heritage.” What exactly it was about this comment that caught the GOP establishment so off-guard is a mystery, as it would be far more shocking for Trump to say something thoughtful and inclusive about racial minorities.

Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, likewise “un-endorsed” Trump, saying that “After much consideration, I have concluded that Donald Trump has not demonstrated the temperament necessary to assume the greatest office in the world.”

This all follows harsh-ish comments from Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemning Trump’s comments as actual racism (Ryan: “textbook definition of a racist comment.” McConnell: “stop attacking … various minority groups … and get on message.”).

Terrific. Only two questions. First, if these comments are so obviously bad, why do Ryan and McConnell still feel that Trump is fit to lead the country? Second, what exactly was it about Trump’s earlier behavior that made all this such a surprise?

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