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Molly Ball On Understanding Tea Party And Establishment Voters

Molly Ball explains how the Republican party is dealing with their nominee who is at odds with so much of the party and it’s leaders.

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Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how the Republican party is dealing with their nominee who is at odds with so much of the party and it’s leaders. Ball explains her understanding of how the Tea Party, conservative media, and other specific factions within the conservative movement should or should not take responsibility for the success of Trump.

The Republican Party is divided and it’s seems unlikely that the future will see it uniting around Trump. “It is hard to imagine this not being some kind of divorce,” Ball said. “I don’t think we’re going to see Bill Kristol come around and start holding hands with Trump in the name of solidarity.”

Ball explained how the Tea Party was a coalition of resentment voters and ideological conservatives, but we didn’t know that until Trump came along. “Trump fundamentally redrew the battle lines of that old civil war and created a new one,” she said.

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