Election HQ Krauthammer: Win or Lose, Trump Will Be the GOP 'Power Broker'
"He will be the power broker," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's role in the GOP, whether he wins or loses on Tuesday.
"This is not a Michael Dukakis [-type candidate]," he said, referring to the former Massachusetts Democrat who lost to George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988 and all but retired from politics.
"This is a man who... created a movement out of nothing. It's very hard to do," Krauthammer said, adding that he forsees the party "splitting in two."
"[He will lead] the populist element that he has now created. The other side will be led by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)."
"The test is going to be [whether] he can bring down Paul Ryan. If he is able to get behind a movement to deny Ryan the speakership, he becomes the de facto leader... a force in the party."
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