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Trump's widening gulf with the GOP

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>> I am proposing an across-the-board income tax reduction.>> Donald Trump hoped Monday's speech on the economy would be the moment when he repaired damaged relations with the Republican Party, so they'd have his back in the battle against Hillary Clinton. But instead, even more signs they're losing faith.
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Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, announcing that she would not vote for Trump. Collins, the most senior Senator so far to split publicly with Trump, saying in an Op-Ed in The Washington Post that she believed electing Trump would make quote, an already perilous world even more dangerous.
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That followed another blow to the Republican candidate. Fifty top Republican National Security officials including former CIA and NSA Chief Michael Hayden, and former Homeland Security Secretaries Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge publishing an open letter, saying they would not vote for Trump because he poses a threat to national security.
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Writing quote, we are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history. Ginger Gibson says, that could get worse for Trump.>> Republicans are saying to their voters that it's okay to defect and go elsewhere, further evidence that Donald Trump is having trouble consolidating his own party.
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He needs these people in order to convince undecided voters that he should be trusted and respected and given their vote.>> As if Trump's path weren't hard enough, after months of vacillating, the tattered remains of the Never Trump Movement finally managing to trot out a candidate, former CIA officer and house staffer, Evan McMullin.
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He's far from a household name, but that's not the point.>> This is a protest candidacy. Evan is very late to the game. The state of Texas has a deadline that's already passed to get on their ballots, as have the large and important states of North Carolina, Florida, and Illinois.
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He could hurt Trump in some key states. His home state of Utah has shown a lot of opposition to Donald Trump despite being a reliably Republican place. That could give Hillary Clinton enough to win the state, which would be a monumental event in her ability to win the presidency.
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>> So tax cuts or no tax cuts, Trump has got his work cut out for him.