Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” retiring Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said President Donald Trump did not support loyalty because he only “nominally” a Republican.
Dent said, “Before Donald Trump became president the litmus test for Republicans was about ideological purity and conformity. Now the litmus test is changed the issue is loyalty to the man, to the president. For some, loyalty is not enough you have to be angry and aggrieved. I have said to folks, if I set myself on fire for them, they would complain that the temperature of the flame is not hot enough. That’s what we’re dealing with now. It’s not about ideology anymore it’s loyalty to the president.”
He added, “The president doesn’t always inspire party loyalty. Let’s face it Democrats were taken over by Bernie Sanders he didn’t even win the nomination, and he is not even a Democrat. Republican Party has been taken over by Donald Trump, and he is nominally a Republican. That is where we are.”
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