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Trump's nomination could spark fight over party platform

Trump has staked out issues that contradict with the party’s general philosophy—on abortion, trade, taxes to name a few—a reality that could prompt a battle at the convention if Team Trump comes to a head

Ben Kamisar for The Hill reports:  controversy could stem from a critical mass of delegates loyal to Trumps chief primary rival Ted Cruz, who had big success winning delegate loyalties while hoping for a contested convention. While those delegates won’t have a chance to sweep in and hand Cruz the nomination since Cruz dropped out after losing Tuesday's Indiana primary, the staunch conservatives that his team helped put on the floor will still be carrying his torch.

Republicans believe that softening the harsh Trump’s rhetoric regarding, for example, free trade, tax cuts or abortions, would be a tough sell. That’s especially true, they say, in part because Family Research Council president Tony Perkins sits on the platform committee.

“It borders on impossible, no way that is going to change,” Cuccinelli said. “Inconceivable.”

Typically, a party's nominee can push the platform to reflect his positions in many respects.  However, the committee members have had enough hard time fighting disagreements, and some say that Trump has taken his rhetoric way too far.

The platform committee includes one man and one woman from each state delegation. The full roster won't be finalized until all primaries and state party conventions are held. But there will likely be a mix of Trump allies and those who are less than enthused about his candidacy, which, while considering the pledge to keep the and conservative platform united, might very well defuse a potential showdown.

Ken Cuccinelli, a key member of Cruz’s delegate team who will be on the convention floor as a delegate from Virginia, said: “There may be less conflict because I don’t think Donald Trump gives a rip what the platform says.”  

“If you ask me to bet on the whole series of possible outcomes, he’ll blow it off. He will literally not care. He’s never cared before, why would he care now?”

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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