Herman Cain calls GOP establishment ‘absolutely insane’ for not falling in line with Trump

Donald Trump and many of his supporters have smartly taken what some conservatives see as an argument over principles, and turned the focus into an epic battle between the “establishment” and the folks.

Joining that reasoning is 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain, who says “it’s absolutely insane” that the establishment doesn’t fall in line with the real estate tycoon.

“I believe that the American people, through these first group of presidential primaries, they’re making a very strong statement by supporting Donald Trump,” Cain said Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News’ “Cavuto.”

Critics would argue that the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza is stretching it to use the term “American people” when Trump has yet to earn the support of a majority of Republican voters.

“And for the establishment or these intellectual conservatives to be against Trump and actively working against him, I believe it’s absolutely insane,” Cain said. “One of the reasons that the Republican Party has suffered some damage control over the past several years, in terms of that brand, is because they’re not listening to the people.”

When asked about comments made by the 2012 presidential GOP nominee Mitt Romney about Trump’s tax returns, Cain first hit Romney for trying to “throw a grenade out there in order to create some discussion and some controversy,” then surprisingly said he does not believe any candidate should have to release their tax returns — so much for transparency.

Cain later went on “Hannity” to repeat his message. Based on the responses seen on social media, an already contentious 2016 election cycle promises to get even more intense.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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