Popular support for Donald Trump, the GOP presumptive presidential nominee, comes from Republican leadership remaining silent, ConservativeHQ.com chairman Richard Viguerie tells Newsmax TV.
"What's happening at the grassroots, what's driving a lot of this support for Trump … is the silence of Republican leaders," Viguerie said Monday on "Newsmax Prime." "They just are intimidated by the national media. And when [President Barack] Obama or the Democrats shred the Constitution, they're silent."
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Republicans refusing to defend Trump as he has been criticized for calling for a Mexican-American judge to step down from the Trump University lawsuit is let another such example, Viguere said.
"People are just sick and tired of the weak, silent Republicans," he said.
Viguere predicted the current controversy will subside soon and be "ancient history" as the general election approaches.
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