Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

President Trump received a barrage of criticism after he stood on the stage with Russian President Vladimir Putin and sided with Putin's word over our national intelligence community that Russia didn't meddle in our 2016 election. Mitch McConnell refuted Trump. And House Speaker Paul Ryan said “There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”  Former CIA director John Brennan, called Trump's words "nothing short of treasonous." Hardcore Trump supporters doubled down and defended the president, who eventually walked back his words.  So here's the question: should one be more loyal to the country or to one's political party? When a president goes off the rails it's the responsibility of every political leader regardless of party to reign him in.