Elections

Tapper: #NeverTrump Folks Are Like Japanese Soldiers Who Kept Fighting After Hiroshima

Steve Guest Media Reporter

CNN’s Jake Tapper compared conservatives who are still trying to stop the nomination of Donald Trump to Japanese soldiers who continued to fight long after World War II was over.

Appearing on “CNN Newsroom” on Tuesday, an exasperated Brooke Baldwin asked, “Tapper, what point do they say, ‘Okay, it’s Trump?”

“Yeah, in some ways they’re like the Japanese soldiers found on the islands years after World War II and did not know, did not realize that the war was over and they had lost,” Tapper said. “That is the case. The Republican Party’s coalescing around Donald Trump. Speaker [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] is not there right now but I suspect very strongly that he will be before he gavels in the convention in Cleveland.”

“I do think that you will see the Republican Party come around [Trump] regardless of the dreams and aspirations of these boys and girls out there with dreams of stopping Donald Trump,” Tapper said. “I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

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