Running from Trump right now means running from that power. They’ve never done that in all their livin’ lives no matter what supposed assault was being mounted on their beloved conservative principles. They learned to love racism and they learned to love the military industrial complex and they learned to love the surveillance state and they learned to love vast governmental expansions and they learned to love borrowing and borrowing and borrowing again. They learned to love everything they say they hate, so why not Trump, too?
The only people who honestly thought the GOP would stand on principle were people who had a buck invested in convincing Americans the GOP would stand on principle. Everybody else knew the score from day one.