Elections

Hugh Hewitt: Scrap Trump. Keeping Him Is ‘Like Ignoring Stage IV Cancer’ [AUDIO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt said the Republican Party should drop Donald Trump as the nominee, “because we’re going to get killed with this nominee.”

Wednesday on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Hewitt, who co-moderated GOP primary debates on CNN, said the only way Trump survives the convention is if he pulls off a “makeover in the next four to five weeks.”

Hewitt began the segment with a clip from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where Colbert said, “It looks like the general election will come down to Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. Which is fitting really, since she will be the first female nominee of her party, and he’ll be his party’s last nominee.” (VIDEO: McConnell Scolds Trump: ‘Get On Message’ And ‘Quit Attacking’ Minority Groups)

Hewitt commented, “I was just reading the numbers … and I’m here to tell you that that kind of denial is going to make it even worse. It’s gonna make it — it’s like ignoring Stage IV cancer. You can’t do it. You gotta go attack it.”

Using another analogy, he said, “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain, after the last 72 hours.”

Hewitt said, “I want to support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee, because we’re going to get killed with this nominee. I have never said that. I waited until after the primary was over. I stayed Switzerland ’til the end, and the 72 hours dovetailed with that.”

The Republican Party “ought to get together and let the convention decide. And if Donald Trump pulls over a makeover in the next four to five weeks, great. They can keep him. It would be better if he had done so five weeks ago. But it’s awful, and it ended bad last night.”

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