Most GOP Pols Privately Say Trump Is Un-American But Won’t Call Him Out Because They Fear His Rabid Fans

Axios reports:

Yes, almost every elected Republican we talk to privately thinks President Trump’s warm embrace of Vladimir Putin was unexplainable, unacceptable and un-American. Yes, they wish they could say this publicly. No, they won’t — not now, and probably never.

The cold, hard reason: They see no upside in speaking out — and fear political suicide if they do, numerous Republican officials tell us. Why it matters: This is the mind-control power Trump has, thanks to 90 percent of Republicans approving of his tactics and performance.

These 90 percent empower and are empowered by Fox News and a pro-Trump social media ecosystem that always comes to the president’s defense, even if they flinch for a moment or two.