Trump Testing Fellow GOP Candidates’ Messaging
US News and World Report ^ | Auguest 10th, 2015 | By David Catanese
Posted on 8/11/2015, 1:01:29 AM by Mariner
As Donald Trump continues to overwhelm media coverage of the Republican presidential primary and threatens to defy traditional political logic by remaining atop the polls, rival GOP campaigns are beginning to diverge on how to handle him.
Some campaign teams are downright flabbergasted by his endurance. Others are privately unsure on what it will take for him to ultimately implode. But what’s abundantly clear is that all are burning time wrestling with how exactly to deal with The Donald on a day-to-day basis.
Scott Walker, for his part, is determined to keep calm. Real estate tycoon Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential primary debate on Aug. 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
After a steady if not splashy debate performance last week, the second-term Wisconsin governor said he had no interest in going after his fellow Republican rivals, even as the 2016 campaign moves into a more intense phase.
“To me, the real focus needs to be on the fall of 2016,” he told reporters at a Friday campaign stop in Cleveland. “We’re going to talk about how we match up best against Hillary Clinton going forward.”
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