Frank Rich: GOP, Not Media, to Blame for ‘Weaponizing’ Donald Trump

By Mark Joyella Comment

While many see Donald Trump‘s rise in national polls as something of a media-driven story, Frank Rich says the reality is that the Republican party itself “subsidized and encouraged the market for what Trump is now selling.”

Writing in New York magazine, Rich says “The GOP can blame the media all it wants, but the party has no one to blame but itself for weaponizing Trump…Now the Republicans’ only really hope is that Trump will blow himself up, Herman Cain style. Maybe he will, and he certainly has no chance of getting the nomination no matter what he does.”