After a tumultuous three weeks where the biggest flaw in Donald Trump’s campaign was Donald Trump himself, Trump remains in the presidential race…barely. With the election less than 80 days away, it’s time to step back and take a good hard look at the big picture of Trumpism — more specifically, just how much Trump’s lasting legacy will permanently damage the GOP . NowToday, the GOP is facing an in-house divide. Trump was a controversial candidate with no political background, a big mouth (and oddly small hands) and a reputation for crucifying those who opposed him, including prominent members of his own party. As he barreled over other Republican candidates, he managed to demean and slander them in the eyes of not only 2016 election, but the next election where he presumably will not be running because America hopefully will get smarter. He earned a few GOP supporters but lost just as many, including big name Republican leaders such as former Presidents Bush and former presidential candidates such as Mitt Romney, whose strength was also big business and spending cuts. But the GOP is facing a platform dilemma. Trump barely made it into the Republican category of the election — in fact, there was controversy when people thought he publicly stated years ago that if he were to run, he’d run as Republican because “they were the dumbest group of voters in the country.” It was later debunked , but the meme is still floating around to this day, solidifying the point that Trump’s views are questionably conservative. Recently, Trump showed an unexpected left lean when he revealed his immigration plan, which was surprisingly similar to President Obama’s current plan and when he “accidentally” stated that he support local attempts to ban fracking .