It's been a tough week for Donald Trump.
Or, maybe more accurately, it's been a tough week for Republicans who have formed uneasy alliances with Trump, hoping he'd temper his message once he became the party's nominee.
Instead, he's feuded with the parents of a Muslim soldier killed serving in Iraq, and declined to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain, prompting rumblings of an intervention from some in the GOP establishment.
But the Republican Party has mostly itself to blame for Trump's rise, at least according to Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former foreign policy adviser to several Republican presidential campaigns.
Here & Now's Eric Westervelt talks with Boot about how the party's long-time embrace of anti-intellectualism set the stage for Trump.
This segment aired on August 5, 2016.