Nicolle Wallace, communications chief under former President George W. Bush, didn’t mince words after Trump spoke.
“The Republican Party that I worked for for two decades died in this room tonight,” Wallace said on NBC.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), tweeted her condolences for the GOP:
A group of anti-Trump opponents held a funeral for the Republican Party in Washington on Thursday, staging a mock wake at an Irish bar near Capitol Hill.
Even before Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, many had started digging the GOP’s grave. The Los Angeles Times, NBC, Fusion, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone and numerous other media outlets have published op-eds in the days leading up to the Republican National Convention saying the party of Lincoln was no more.