On ABC's This Week, Cokie Roberts Says GOP Has Only Itself To Blame For Donald Trump's Rise

Roberts: Trump “Was Awful” About Mexicans, Muslims, Women, And The Disabled, “It Took The Ku Klux Klan To Get The Republican Leadership” To Condemn Donald Trump

From the March 6 edition of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos:

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): But where does that leave him, Cokie Roberts, he's behind right now -- If Marco Rubio wins Florida, John Kasich wins Ohio, neither one of them can get a majority of delegates -- 

COKIE ROBERTS: Then they do head to the convention, that's what happens. If they start winning winner-take-all primaries, then we start heading to the convention. And Glenn Beck was very interesting about that because the  truth is, if Donald Trump has a vast number of delegates, and the Republican Party tries to find some way to take it away from him, there will be civil war. And you know, the truth is, they have only themselves to thank for this. Forget their policies. That's one whole set of things. But the fact is is that Donald Trump was awful about Mexicans, awful about Muslims, awful about women, awful about the disabled, and they just kept their mouths shut. It took the Ku Klux Klan to get the Republican leadership to start to denounce Donald Trump.


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