Our View: Trump troubling the GOP isn’t good for anyone

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen numerous politicians criticize Republican candidate Donald Trump and his stance on national issues, as well as his general behavior inside and outside of his campaign.

Aside from criticism coming from fellow, GOP-nominee hopefuls and Democrats – which ais expected – Trump is receiving criticism from the group he’s supposed to represent: the GOP themselves.

Most recently, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, also known as Obama’s Republican rival in the 2012 election, has told the public what he really thinks of the candidate. He described Trump as “anything but presidential.”

He’s also taken his frustrations to Twitter, saying “If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would NOT have accepted his endorsement.”

Not only Romney, but Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has criticized the candidate’s refusal to disavow the KKK, saying a Republican nominee “must reject any group or cause built on bigotry.”

Trump’s refusal even faced criticism from Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As someone vying to represent a party in the presidential election, support from that party is obviously paramount. Political parties serve a purpose for being an institution with certain beliefs and political ideologies.

Trump straying from the base ideologies of the Republican party, as pointed out by important figures within that party, says something about not only them, but the perceptions people have of parties. Trouble within the party could now cause trouble down the road in imposing actions that are truly consistent with their views.