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Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt: RNC Must Dump Trump | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt: RNC Must Dump Trump Hillary Clinton is "gonna be president unless Republicans change their nominee.” 06/08/2016 10:43 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2016 6.2k Daniel Marans Reporter, Huffington Post NBC NewsWire/Getty Images Hugh Hewitt has given up reluctantly supporting Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee. Conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt said on Wednesday that the Republican National Committee should ask Donald Trump to withdraw his candidacy or change the convention rules to prevent his formal nomination. “The Republican National Committee needs to step in and step up and talk to him about getting out of the race,” Hewitt said on the Hugh Hewitt Show. The alternative, he said, is a guaranteed victory for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- and the loss of Republican control of both houses of Congress. “She’s gonna be president unless Republicans change their nominee,” Hewitt said. “When the dust clears we will have lost the House, we will have lost the Senate, we will have lost governorships." Hewitt discussed the prospect of changing the Republican national convention rules to prevent the pledged delegates from voting Trump in on the first ballot. “The Republican National Committee can do one thing: they can change the rules to make the first two ballots advisory,” Hewitt said. He also suggested making the first ballot require a supermajority of votes. “Make the delegates own it. If you are gonna commit suicide and someone is giving you a gun, don’t blame the gun, don’t blame the guy or the gal who gave you the gun -- blame yourself,” he concluded. It is not clear how realistic Hewitt's rule changes, or the prospect of another candidate coming forward to replace Trump, are. Hewitt said he did not have a preferred substitute for Trump, but insisted that the real estate mogul not be the nominee. Trump’s attacks on District Judge Gonzalo Curiel for his Mexican heritage are what drove Hewitt over the edge. Trump has faced increasing criticism from with the Republican party for claiming Curiel had a conflict of interest in presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University . The conservative talk radio host was dissatisfied with Trump’s speech from a teleprompter on Tuesday night in which the candidate expressed regret that his comments about Curiel had been “misconstrued.” "I have tried for 72 hours to wait for Donald Trump to extricate himself from this but he didn’t do it," Hewitt said Wednesday. While Hewitt said he does not consider Trump a racist, he believes the presumptive GOP nominee is so indifferent to political norms that many Americans already think he is. Hewitt was not previously a member of the “#NeverTrump” group of establishment Republicans, but he has used his platform to question Trump’s readiness early in the campaign. In a September interview, Hewitt stumped Trump with detailed foreign policy questions, prompting the real estate mogul to call him a “third-rate radio announcer.” Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly  incites political violence  and is a  serial liar ,  rampant xenophobe ,  racist ,  misogynist  and  birther  who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.   Also on HuffPost More: Hugh Hewitt Donald Trump Hillary Clinton RNC Republican Party Suggest a correction 941 Comment