National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam delivered a speech, “The Future of Anti-Trump Conservatism,” at the Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona.
Noting there is “no future” for the Never Trump sect of the Republican party, Kassam draws parallels between Conservative Party infighting in the United Kingdom and the U.S. and encourages Americans to fight to reclaim the GOP.
“It’s more useful to take this party over because we can and we have the numbers and we have the bodies and we have the moral imperative than to split right now and to fissure off. But that does not mean compromising with the Never Trumpers. It means they have to leave the tent,” he adds.
The Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse dived into his experiences of internecine political warfare, stating: “despite the Conservative Party being scarcely interested in conservatism, despite the Conservative Party promoting and employing just ardently representing the most culturally Marxist, anti-Brexit, anti-sovereignty people out there in my country, despite that, Brexit happened.”
And Kassam sees a similar struggle playing out in the U.S.
“You have the phrase outside the tent pissing in or inside the tent pissing out. The Never Trump movement are inside the tent pissing in. And at that point, you think well that’s why the walls of the tent exist. That will provide me some shield if you’re outside it trying to piss in, so get out.”
“And that’s what this is going to come down to. Who’s going to get out,” he emphasizes.
“Never Trump isn’t just about Donald Trump. Donald Trump would tell you it’s not about Donald Trump. It’s about this room. It’s not even about this room – it’s about your children and your children’s children. […] The Never Trump movement is about never nationalism. It’s about never patriotism. It’s about never populism. It’s about never a fair shake for the ordinary person ever again,” Kassam expounds.
“The litmus test for every single Republican that asks for your support, or your vote, your check, your attendance at their events is simple: is Joe Biden the president fair and square? Anybody that will not tell you that answer should not get anything from you,” Kassam emphasizes before pointing out the faults of the Republican National Committee and even the Trump campaign.
“What did the RNC do, frankly what did the Trump campaign do about the playbook that was given to them, handed to them in advance saying we are going to cheat you out of this election,” in reference to exclusive National Pulse reporting on the efforts of the Transition Integrity Project.
But he notes that the party appears to be heading in the right direction, highlighting how Trump wouldn’t take a meeting with Nikki Haley.
“That’s important. That shows where we’re going,” he reacts.
“The point can only be found when you take over the Republican Party, not when you send the Republican Party letters of complaint,” he adds before encouraging Americans to fight to kick out Never Trump Republicans from the party.
“I will happily cancel any of these big corporate entities and institutions that continue to do business with the Chinese Communist Party while screwing the ordinary American,” before slamming groups profiting from America’s managed decline.
He also calls for organizations that have taken “our cash and our capital and our time for decades and built these big buildings” to do more, inquiring “where is the bang for the buck?”
Kassam also participates in a question-and-answer session.