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From Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the list of President Donald Trump's critics-turned-allies is long. Once a joke among the Republican party when launching his presidential campaign in the Summer of 2015, Trump grew to be emblematic of it, largely by harnessing racist scare tactics and general aggression.

When then-candidate Donald Trump began his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "murderers," he received widespread backlash from many figureheads of the Republican party.

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