Trump’s smackdown of David McCormick shows the risks for Republicans trying a MAGA makeover
Standing before a wall-sized American flag at an American Legion hall here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, David McCormick talked up his background in the Army, called himself a “happy warrior,” and ticked through the reasons he wants to be Pennsylvania’s next senator:
Inflation, the border, the “humiliation” of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“What about election integrity?” a woman interrupted from the back. “And CRT!” a man yelled, referring to “critical race theory,” a GOP culture-war hobgoblin.
Suddenly off balance, the cheery McCormick, stocky and with thick, wavy hair, said he’d...