Nixon went quietly. Would Trump?

In Nixon’s case, Republicans were loyal to the president until the polls turned against him. Then they weren’t.

BY EVAN THOMAS Evan Thomas is the author of 10 books, including “Being Nixon: A Man Divided.”

Fervent anti-Trumpers recall the scene the way the faithful venerate The Annunciation. On Aug. 7, 1974, Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona led a small delegation of GOP congressional leaders to the Oval Office to tell President Richard M. Nixon that he no...

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