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Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

High-profile Republicans, including those who have criticized Donald Trump sharply in the past, are scrambling to get on the former president’s good side before November. Their fecklessness exemplifies the sorry state of an American political class that appears unconcerned about the country's future.

WASHINGTON, DC – Donald Trump has been convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. But this is unlikely to make much difference to the Republican Party. Not only is he still the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee; Republicans have repeatedly proved perfectly willing to forgive his indiscretions, however serious.