The “moaning RINOs” is a problem for Trump:
“... How will Donald Trump’s positions and rhetoric be treated by journalists who think of themselves as nonpartisan and subscribe to these professional norms? The big thing determining if his assertions are treated as in the sphere of controversy or rejected as belonging to the sphere of deviance is whether other prominent Republicans support him on a daily basis.
If they do, journalists will feel obligated to treat Trump as a normal candidate. They will cover both sides of the issue equally such as whether Mexican immigrants are rapists, if Trump can build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it, or if the US should ban all Muslim immigration. Trump’s view would be treated as the Republican position and the other side as the Democratic position.
In Hallin’s terms, these issues will be in the sphere of controversy. However, if national Republicans regularly fail to agree with Trump and often criticize him, his positions will be treated as in the sphere of deviance...”
Of course the media wouldn’t be fair to him anyway but this makes it easier to demean him and his (our) issues.