George Will: ‘Minorities Generally Do Not Feel Welcomed into the Republican Party’
WILL: "Just two months before the election, we’re 19 days before the voting starts in some states, and Mr. Trump is saying, essentially, “Never mind what I have said so far, I’m going to change.” He’s campaigned for 400 days after announcing his candidacy and then said, I’ve got some regrets. He didn’t say what they were, but he said, I’ve got some regrets. He goes to the black church, reiterates standard Republican views, school choice and all the rest, but people are supposed to forget he’s a birther, at least he was. He’s the one who said that he’d sent — five years ago, he sent out investigators to Hawaii to investigate the president’s birth and people are going to be amazed by what they found. He hasn’t told us, but that’s — again, they’re supposed to forget that. He goes to Mexico and says, people I have described of rapists are now exemplary Americans. And then he goes to Phoenix and he chooses to be introduced by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, who’s the very face of hostility to immigrants. I don’t think it will work. Obviously, the Hispanic vote like all African-Americans are quite monolithic, but still what should worry Republicans most of all is in 2012, Mitt Romney did even worse among Asian-Americans than he did with Hispanics, which indicate that minorities generally do not feel welcomed into the Republican Party."