While protests outside the Republican National Convention were peaceful yesterday, there was rancor on the convention floor. Anti-Donald Trump delegates made one final effort at stopping the "Make White Supremacy Cool Again" candidate from becoming their party's nominee. As Sydney mentioned in Morning News, Washington's own Eric Minor, a software consultant from Gig Harbor, was at the forefront of that effort.
In an interview with The Stranger, Minor said he can't support Trump because of the way he insulted Ted Cruz and other candidates during the race.
"He feels he has license to lie at any time in a very profound manner, a very egregious manner even when he's on camera doing it," Minor said, citing Trump's claims about Ted Cruz's father being involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy as "just one example"
And while Minor said he's OK with Trump's style—"I wish more politicians would speak politically incorrectly"—he believes Trump was "unable to articulate any kind of conservative messaging in any of the debates. It was just character assassination after character assassination and it was pretty much a 12-episode-long filibuster in all of the debates."
Minor's efforts yesterday failed in a process he called a "disgrace." We spoke with Minor in Seattle before he headed to Cleveland about why he believed he could lead a coup at the RNC and the "peer pressure" he was getting from his fellow delegates.