Radio talk show host Herman Cain, who was a candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, thinks the #NeverTrump movement is "insanely delusional" for believing it can stop Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from securing the party's nomination (video below).
During an April 27 interview on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," Cain elaborated on a statement he previously made about anti-Trump Republican voters who refuse to “accept that [Democratic presidential candidate] Hillary [Clinton] is a more appalling choice than” the front-runner for the GOP nomination, and that by fighting him, they have “to own” the choice they have made to put Clinton in the White House instead of doing everything possible to stop it from happening.
“The anti-Trump movement” should realize that Trump securing the GOP’s nomination is “inevitable at this point -- that’s not an endorsement,” Cain said. “But here’s what they’re doing, they’re still insanely delusional that they can stop Trump.”
To date, Trump has secured nearly 53 percent of the party’s delegates, according to data compiled by Real Clear Politics.
“The voice of the people is being heard. It’s nothing short of astonishing ... that Donald Trump won every county in those five states,” Cain continued on “Fox & Friends,” referring to Trump’s sweep of five state primaries on April 26. “What part of astonishing doesn’t the establishment understand. Get behind the ultimate nominee such that we can keep Hillary out of the White House oughtta be the top priority, not their egos.”
Cain said anti-Trump voters are “foolish” for not getting behind him as nominee and that “if they break up the Republican Party by continuing to push back they will be responsible for a Hillary presidency, not the people who are screaming that they want a leader, a winner and a fighter.”
He added that the remaining Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, should step back and allow Trump to be the nominee.
“If I were Ted Cruz and Gov. Kasich I would step back and say, 'OK, let’s do what’s best for the party which would be best for the country now.' That’s putting patriotism above the delusional idea that there’s a path to victory for them ... There is no path to victory,” Cain said.