Trump Supporter Chris Buskirk: Trump And Voters vs. Neocons And Washington Republicans

Trump supporter Chris Buskirk addressed the ideological division between "ruling class Republicans" and Trump voters on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's <i>Hardball</i>. "The idea that a Mitch McConnell or even in this state a John McCain or a Jeff Flake would get that kind of a crowd or responses just unthinkable," Buskirk said, highlighting the difference of excitement for Trump and the feelings for Republicans like the Senate Majority Leader and the Arizona Senators. <blockquote>CHRIS BUSKIRK: I think that this fight has been going on for a long time. I mean, Donald Trump didn't start it. He's an expression of a fight that's been going on inside the GOP at least for 10 or 15 years. What's the heart and soul of the party? Which way are we going to go? What I see so much more and more is not so much an ideological division, though it's true there is seriously ideological stakes on the table. But really there is this debate, this division between what we would call country class Republicans, meaning just voters, normal voters, and ruling class Republicans, which way is it going to be? And you heard the audio from last night here in Phoenix, you saw that Donald Trump had a very enthusiastic crowd. The idea that a Mitch McConnell or even in this state a John McCain or a Jeff Flake would get that kind of a crowd or that kind of a response, it is just unthinkable. And so you pit these two sides together and say which is it going to be? Is it going to be the voters and the president or is it going to be the neoconservatives and the incumbent Republicans in the House? Who is going to do something? </blockquote>