Port: It’s a travesty what the Trump era is doing to young Republicans


MINOT, N.D. — “Everywhere I look these days, I see young conservatives believing they should behave like jerks,” notes columnist Jonah Goldberg in a recent newsletter. “Because they have no frame of reference, no meaningful political experience or memory of politics prior to this shabby era, they think being shabby is normal and smart.”

Goldberg was writing about the young people at recent CPAC conferences, emulating Donald Trump with their extra-long ties and red hats and generally boorish behavior.

I couldn’t help but think of this recent photo of some of the young Republicans currently serving in Bismarck.

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