After Cruz Drops Out, #NeverTrump Conservatives Make It Clear They’re Not Voting Trump

After Cruz Drops Out, #NeverTrump Conservatives Make It Clear They’re Not Voting Trump

On Tuesday, what had been known for the last couple of weeks finally happened. Reckoning day arrived and presumptive GOP nominee and angry rancid cheesepuff Donald Trump won the Indiana GOP primary. And he won it by a lot, capturing all 57 delegates and essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination for the White House. In doing so, transphobic wax figure Ted Cruz decided he’d finally had enough and dropped out.

And with that, you’d think that most of the #NeverTrump conservative pundits and writers who vowed to do whatever it took to stop Trump would have a come to Jesus moment and embrace The Donald. Y’know, for the good of the party. But, despite liberal and right-wing talking heads predicting that pivot, the darndest thing happened. The #NeverTrumpers stood tough.

Sure, it might just be pride fucking with them, or the shock of the unthinkable not quite resonating yet, but the loudest and most prominent voices in the movement vowed to never, ever, EVER support Donald J. Trump for president.

One of the early #NeverTrump leaders made it abundantly clear right away what he thought of the way things shook out:



Ben Shapiro, who left Breitbart over its treatment of Michelle Fields after her run=in with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, had some choice words:


Speaking of Fields, her boyfriend and Daily Caller writer Jamie Weinstein pointed out that he’ll support Hillary over Trump:


RedState’s Ben Howe also let it be known that he’d be voting for Clinton now that Trump is the nominee and that he’s no longer a Republican:


Various others restated their dedication to the #NeverTrump movement, with some dropping out of the GOP, others saying they’d vote Democratic and all saying they’d never pull the lever for Donald Trump.


And the beat went on and on and on.

Now, normally it would be my nature to point at them all and laugh and snort and chuckle. Maybe say something snarky about them reaping what they sowed or some such shit. But I can’t. I really can’t.

See, the thing is they all know that Trump is a legitimate danger to this country, and quite frankly, the world. That isn’t hyperbole. If he gets to the White House, shit is gonna pop off, and not in a good way. There are many, many, MANY things liberals, progressives and Democrats can disagree with this group. But on this one singular issue, we should all unite.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.