Podcast: The Trump effect

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 05, 2016

And then there was one.

Following the Indiana primary earlier this week, Ted Cruz made the inevitable but shocking decision to suspend his presidential campaign. Less than 24 hours later, John Kasich followed suit. That made real estate developer and reality TV star Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee. But Trump has divided the Republican Party.

This week on the podcast, we ask supporters on both sides what’s next for the GOP? On one side is Matt Lewis, a conservative commentator and senior contributor for The Daily Caller. On the other is South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster, one of Trump’s earliest and most outspoken supporters.

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