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How the Republican elite turned a blind eye to the rise and rise of Donald Trump

 Reuters 07 March 2019

Republican presidential front-runner, property tycoon Donald Trump continues to dominate his rivals on the campaign trial, winning support with his incendiary rhetoric. After turning a blind eye to Trump’s rise in popularity, his own party seem to have woken up to the potential reality of President Trump, and are now scrambling to apply the brakes. But will it be a case of too little too late? Reuters investigates why the Republican Party left it so long to act. (1149 Words) - By Emily Flitter and Luciana Lopez

Reuters_How the Republican elite turned a blind eye to the rise and rise of Donald Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting as former rival candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) and his son Eric (R) look on during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Scott Audette

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