Jeff Flake’s broadside at the president prompted some sympathy from elements on the right – but the Trump sycophants were predictably outraged

Republican Jeff Flake’s speech to the Senate denouncing Donald Trump – as a person and in his approach to government – came just ahead of his announcement that he would not be seeking re-election in Arizona.

Flake’s broadside brought a range of reactions across the political spectrum. The sharp divergence on the right displays a breach that, almost a year since Trump was elected, looks less likely than ever to be mended.

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