“Then everything include itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite, And appetite, an universal wolf, So double seconded with will and power, Must make perforce a universal prey And last eat up himself. (I.iii.119-24)”
Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare.
The fact that the GOP “leadership” is failing to disown Trump’s racist invective indicates that they are not leaders. They’re followers of the worst kind, people who’ve lost the actual point of having a political philosophy, people beholden only to the allure of power for its own sake. They are eating themselves alive for it now, failed leaders hitched to a man of insatiable appetite. Donald Trump is the universal wolf.