Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point Trump




ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.

Trump's been skipping from one gaffe to the next.

And now GOP leaders in Washington and in the most competitive states have begun openly contemplating turning their backs on their party's presidential nominee to prevent what they fear will be wide-scale Republican losses on Election Day.

It's a jolting prospect, with roughly three months still left before the Nov. 8 vote and weeks before the three presidential debates.

Republicans who have devoted their professional lives to electing GOP candidates say they believe the White House already may be lost.

They're exasperated by Trump's divisive politics and his insistence on running a general election campaign that mirrors his approach to the primaries.
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