With recent controversies, it may look like the GOP may be headed in a direction some people claim would be unwise. According to The Hill, which as written before Trump’s inauguration, “For starters, the Republican Party is at a turning point. For years, the Party has been built upon the principles of limited government, individualism, and free market Capitalism. But with Trump’s election proving he is undeniably the face of the Party, these central principles may very well come into question.” This is saying that Trump could actually put the ideals of the GOP in potential trouble. However, Los Angeles Times retorts, “Second, in the long run, Trump is toxic to the Republican brand. Fully 70% of Latinos — the fastest growing voter bloc — believe that he has made the Republican Party “more hostile” to them. Nearly half of Americans believe that Trump won’t treat Muslims fairly in the country, and 54% of Americans believe that Trump is prejudiced.” This is saying that Trump might be a bad influence to the GOP party, which could be saying something considering the potential extremism within the GOP itself, much like the principles of the Republican Party being questioned with Trump’s election. So, with Trump trying to change the ideals of the GOP, and said party’s core beliefs being changed once he is elected, the GOP may be headed in a controversial direction that some people claim might not be the best direction.
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