Donald Trump is sparking a "mixture of fear and loathing" in the Senate, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said.
Flake, who has said he will not support Trump, was critical of the candidate for "appealing to what he called white 'identity politics,'" BuzzFeed says
"Donald Trump did not receive a lot of — well, I guess there was one endorsement from the Senate prior to his claiming the nomination or being the presumptive nominee, just one," Flake said on KTAR's Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes on Tuesday, the website reported.
"It's not as if a lot of senators were clamoring to support him during the process. In fact, many had supported one of the other candidates or hadn't supported any at all. So, there's not a lot of enthusiasm. There's some resignation and some mixture of fear and loathing to think about what the next couple months will bring given the statements that he has made."
And Flake maintained Trump's racial comments fly in the face of what the GOP has stood for historically, according the BuzzFeed.
"To have somebody from the party of Lincoln play with the identity politics that he's been playing with, basically saying that if you are descendant of Mexican heritage that you're disqualified to sit in judgement with someone who might disagree with your positions. It's just wrong. It's just wrong."
CBS News reports
Flake is convinced Trump can't win the general election.
"Let's face it: meet the old Trump, just like the new Trump," the network quoted Flake. "We've got what we've got. That's not somebody who can win the White House."
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