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This Supercut of Republicans Eviscerating Trump Before the 2016 Election Shows How Many of Them Knew

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Before President Donald Trump's upset victory in the 2016 election, he had nearly as many notable Republican detractors as Democratic ones.

While practically the entire Republican party is now on board with Trump (with some notable exceptions), their devotion hasn't erased what they said before Trump ascended to the presidency.

Progressive media outlet act.tv took advantage of that by making a nearly two minute supercut of all the GOP lawmakers and politicos who warned against Trump before supporting him—some even work for him now.

Watch below.

The video features some of Trump's most vocal defenders using similar rhetoric deployed by Democrats today about Trump's propensity to lie, his apparent admiration for fascism, and his ignorance of the U.S. constitution.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), for instance, says in the video:

"He's a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot."

Current presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway says:

"He says he's for the little guy, but he's actually built a lot of his businesses on the backs of the little guy."

Trump's former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley slams the example he sets for children:

"Donald Trump is everything I taught my children not to do in kindergarten."

The video also features Trump's current Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, decrying Trump's dismissal of war crimes, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressing Trump's trouble with the truth, and a slew of others who now vociferously champion the President.

Soon enough, #TheyKnew began trending on Twitter.







People praised the video's effectiveness.