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'you gotta attack it'

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt likens Donald Trump to 'stage-four cancer'

In conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt's opinion, the Republican Party's decision to keep Donald Trump as its presumptive nominee is about as smart as "ignoring stage-four cancer." "You can't do it, you gotta attack it," Hewitt said Wednesday morning during his show. "And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain."

Unlike fellow Republicans Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who have said they won't vote for Trump, Hewitt said he isn't comfortable simply shirking his party's nominee. Instead, he thinks that the GOP should just pick a nominee people could actually get behind. "I want to support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee," Hewitt said. "Because we're going to get killed with this nominee."

Listen to Hewitt's full assessment of the GOP's fate with Trump as its nominee, below. Becca Stanek