GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A former congressman from Hawaii said Monday he’s leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him.
Charles Djou, who represented Honolulu in the U.S. House from 2010 to 2011, wrote in an opinion piece published in Civil Beat on Monday he’s disturbed that the Republican Party under Trump has become hostile to immigration.
Djou lamented Trump’s desire to launch a trade war, his treatment of veterans like Sen. John McCain, his belittling of lawmakers and his recitation of conspiracy theories…Djou said he’s most disappointed by the failure of the GOP to clearly and consistently condemn Trump’s ‘childish behavior.'”
–Audrey McAvoy, “Former congressman from Hawaii quits GOP, citing Trump,” Associated Press, Mar. 19, 2018 3:08pm