The primary reason why seasoned and astute Republicans didn't want Trump to win the nomination, much less the Presidency, is because they knew that he would expose them for who and what the actually are.
Trump's ascendancy has resulted in revelations the Republicans would have preferred to have kept in the dark and out of the purview of the general electorate.
Even worse for Republicans, try this:
As the Republican President Trump is head of the Republican Party.
Trump's behavior while in office, clearly shows that he is dangerously deferential to Vladimir Putin and the interests of Putin's government sanctioned international criminal enterprise.
So, the question is:
If Trump is an instrument of Russian interests, and there is mounting evidence that this is so, what does that make of the Republican Party and the people who support it and Trump, re the posture of the erstwhile Republican Party as the staunchest defender of America against the forces of an 'evil empire' led by Russia?