GOP comes crawling back to Trump three weeks after Capitol attack

“We’re stuck with him,” one longtime Republican operative said, referring to Trump, citing recent conversations with pollsters, lawmakers, and major donors. Despite Trump’s role in causing the mayhem early this month (not to mention the upwards of 400,000 COVID-19 deaths and the destroyed economy he and his administration left behind), recent polls show that the twice-impeached Trump continues to be far and away the most popular figure in the GOP and among conservative voters.

And this comes as other party stalwarts and even a few MAGA devotees have openly acknowledged this month that Trump had disgraced himself. “In the last two months or so, [Trump’s] done everything possible to destroy every bit of his legacy,” assessed Ed Rollins, a veteran GOP strategist who has for years fronted the pro-Trump group Great America PAC.