Scott Adams: If GOP Takes Nomination from Trump the Grand Old Party Is Done
Dilbert creator and persuasion expert Scott Adams participated in a question-and-answer session on Reddit’s “The Donald” community. Adams argues that if the Republican Party “screws” Donald Trump and takes the nomination away from the GOP front-runner the Grand Old Party will be done one way or another.
Adams added a Trump nomination will expand the big tent party.
Dilbert creator Scott Adams, the author and persuasion expert who correctly predicted the rise of Donald Trump, says the Republican party has a choice: strengthen itself with a Trump candidacy or face certain destruction with a contested convention.
In an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer session, Adams told “The Donald,” Reddit’s community for Trump supporters, that the GOP can only hurt itself if it “screws” with the billionaire frontrunner’s chances of securing the presidential nomination at July’s convention.
“If Trump is nominated, the GOP will grow stronger and become a bigger tent,” Adams wrote. “If Trump is denied after getting the most votes in the first round, the GOP will be done, one way or another.”
In his final post before logging off for the day, he reiterated this point. Asked whether a viable third party could rise, Adams responded, “If Trump gets screwed by the GOP, the third party will be bigger than the GOP fairly soon.”
He suggests the latest news cycle has helped Trump prepare this narrative, especially after the optics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) winning all of Colorado’s delegates while the public could not vote in a primary or caucus.
“It’s a huge win for Trump,” Adams wrote. “It turned him into a victim of the machine at the same time he is fighting to break it. Emotionally, it looks as if Trump got screwed and that democracy isn’t working. That plays to Trump’s strengths.”