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Politics Monday: Trump's Shadow Still Towers Over GOP

Trump Shadow
The White House
Benjamin Applebaum

Donald Trump is out of office, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of power within the Republican Party.

The former president laid out his vision for the party — and made clear he calls the shots — as he reemerged onto the political scene at the conservative CPAC convention.

Republicans have made clear they’re still with Trump, and that crossing him, as North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr did with his impeachment vote, comes with consequences.

But does sticking with Trump carry its own set of consequences?


Paul Shumaker, Raleigh-based Republican strategist

Henry Olsen, Washington Post columnist; senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (@henryolsenEPPC)

Gabby Orr, POLITICO, national political correspondent covering the post-Trump Republican Party (@GabbyOrr_)

A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.