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ABC News Analyst: ‘Republican Voters Are The Problem For The GOP Elite’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd says, “Donald Trump is not the problem for the GOP elite, the Republican voters are the problem for the GOP elite.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Dowd reacted to a tweet from CNN: “@SarahPalinUSA vows to defeat @SpeakerRyan for defying Trump, says Ryan motivated by 2020 WH ambitions. (RELATED: Palin: ‘I Will Do Whatever I Can’ To Beat [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] Over Lack Of Trump Endorsement [VIDEO])

.@SarahPalinUSA vows to defeat @SpeakerRyan for defying Trump, says Ryan motivated by 2020 WH ambitions. #PalinOnCNN https://t.co/bjioNJaEdj

Regarding Palin’s comments, Stephanopoulos asked, “Can this breach be healed? Does it have to be healed?”

Dowd replied that the breach wasn’t “fundametnally between some levels of the GOP elite and Donald Trump. The breach is between various members of the elite and the GOP voters.” (RELATED: Paul Ryan ‘Not Ready’ To Support Trump [VIDEO])

“[T]he problem for the GOP elite right now is the GOP voters have basically spoken and that Donald Trump represents their party. And I think Paul Ryan and othersthe party have to decide if the Republican party, as it is today, represented by Donald Trump is their party anymore. Donald Trump is not the problem for the GOP elite, the Republican voters are the problem for the GOP elite.”

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