For a very longtime, historians, journalists, reporters, commentators in the news media have pointed fingers at Donald Trump to have taken ownership of the Republican Party. The outcome of the impeachment trial renewed their analysis that Trump has indeed become the de facto unquestionable leader of the Republican Party.
However, their analysis then and now has been completely wrong. Donald Trump has done no such thing to the Republican Party. What Donald Trump has done is to help expose the Republican Party leaders for who they really are.