The headline in the Washington Post editorial ran this way:
It’s time for Republicans to renounce Donald Trump’s candidacy
And like chastened children, all too eager to please, leaders in the Republican Party stepped forward after Trump’s comments on momentarily halting Muslim immigration as a temporary safety precaution and did just as instructed. Meanwhile, in a new Fox News poll in South Carolina, of which half was taken after he made his statement on halting Muslim immigration, Trump went up by eight points. All of which says everything you need to know about why so many Republicans and conservatives across the land have developed such a loathing for their own party’s leadership.
Among those doing some version of what the Washington Post and other Establishment — and liberal — elites demanded: