There was a time when the Republican Party stood for equality, justice, diversity and inclusion; it opposed the Ku Klux Klan and everything its existence stands for. Today, the Republican Party is a haven for racists, bigots, neo Nazis and white supremacists. It didn’t begin with Charlottesville; it didn’t happen overnight, and it was not a mistake. Republican Legislators in Washington (Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, et al.) have deliberately created the environment which gave rise to the fringe elements of society. Donald Trump didn’t happen in a vacuum. By any analysis, the Republican Party gave birth to the likes of Donald Trump. It should not surprise anyone why it is so difficult for the GOP to abandon the only child they have raised to become the standard bearer of the Party.