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The Republicans’ unloved leader

Trump won the nomination because he grasped the reality of these troubled times

By Sam Tanenhaus   August 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ©Kristen Zeis/AP/Press Association Images

Can Donald Trump be stopped—not in November, but sooner, by being denied the nomination by opponents within his own party? The idea seemed delusional in early June, after Trump won 75 per cent of the vote in the California primary. But his detractors haven’t disappeared. His vanquished rivals Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Jeb Bush have yet to endorse him, and Beltway chieftains, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, continue to imply,…

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