Trump still has the Republican Party by the throat

What Trump's CPAC appearance suggests about the state of the GOP

Donald Trump.
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At least since he launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, Donald Trump has been extremely effective at dashing naïve hopes and expectations. Of course he'd be repudiated by Republican voters for his unorthodox message. Of course he'd fail to win his party's nomination. Of course he'd lose his battle with Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

Until, of course, he prevailed every time.

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