You have to understand: this does not make me heartsick. Although I can understand how it could make people heartsick. Other people who are not me.
[Former Speaker Newt Gingrich] told the assembled Republicans that Trump was an idol for lawmakers to emulate. In essence, he was working to normalize the idea of a President Trump before a Washington, D.C. establishment that is views him as utterly unacceptable.
“It was clear that Gingrich’s objective there was to persuade us to embrace Trump as the likely Republican nominee. For many of us, it was surprising to see the former speaker align himself with a figure like Trump who reflects few, if any, of our values,” said one of the [politician’s] chiefs [of staff] that was in the room. “He seemed to suggest that because Trump had the support of what is still a minority portion of those voting in the Republican primaries and was a business success that we should fall in line.”