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>> So we've had a pretty busy couple of weeks, right?>> As Donald Trump pivots to the middle with an eye on the general election, the conservative faithful are backing away, fearing the presumptive nominee's shifting stands on a host of issues, from taxes to trade, will leave them out in the cold.
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>> I'm a conservative, but don't forget this is called the Republican Party. It's not called the Conservative Party.>> Reuter's political correspondent Ginger Gibson in Washington.>> There are a number of conservatives that are either withholding support or planning outright opposition to him. The concern that many Republicans have with Donald Trump is Trump didn't provide a lot of granular detail about his policies on issues like trade.
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A number of Republicans think that free trade should be central to the party's platform. But Donald Trump has assailed free trade throughout the campaign.>> The fight with conservatives adding a new front in a widening conflict, sparked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's refusal to back him.
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>> There are a number of prominent conservatives who are unhappy with Trump. Eric Erickson, a well known blogger. Tony Perkins, who's led a conservative group for a number of years. Those people are needed for a Republican candidate to get elected.>> Trump also taking on prominent conservative evangelist, Russell Moore, after Moore called out his campaign.
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>> We have this reality television, moral sewage.>> Trump firing back, saying Moore was a nasty guy with no heart. In an ominous sign for Trump, conservative leaders now demanding he show his cards to win their support.>> Donald Trump is being asked to write a lot more detail about what a Trump presidency would look like than other candidates have in the past.
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He's being asked to name potential cabinet officials, people he would support to the Supreme Court. That's because there's a lot of questions about his judgment.>> We are gonna have one of the great victories you->> The real danger for Trump? The longer the party divisions linger, the less time he'll have to focus on beating Hillary Clinton in the fall.