The episode reveals what has become an increasingly tense relationship between the Republican Party's socially conservative base and broader business interests, with politicians like South Dakota Gov. Noem sometimes caught in between.
We’re probably about 3 months or so away from the entire Republican Party, the conservative movement, the business press and many commentators becoming *obsessed* with deficits, inflation and tightening monetary policy.
Joe Walsh calls the GOP a "cult": "(Trump's) a threat to this country. He can't be stopped within the Republican party. ... The conservative media world, Fox News and all the rest wouldn't give me the time of day. ... They bow down in front of their king"
“[I’m] conservative more than Republican. There is no Republican Party anymore – it’s dead. Donald Trump killed it. He’s like a parasite that ate its host from the inside out.” - @TheRickWilson Full interview: