Chuck Todd: GOP Worried Trump’s Comments ‘Will Bleed’ into the Party

‘At first it was, well Trump is Trump— and they think the American people, swing voters, would separate Trump from the Republican Party’

TODD: "I think that’s the issue now. It’s sort of all the candidates, many of them, I don’t want to say all because not of them all are taking direct shots but behind the scenes they all say this. At first it was, well Trump is Trump. And they think the American people, swing voters, would separate Trump from the Republican Party. Now there’s a concern that Trump’s problems will now bleed into the Republican Party here and start to stain them even for the long-term. And I think that’s what Jeb Bush is talking about. And I think many of these candidates are saying to themselves, if Donald Trump’s words are used against them if they’re the nominee, think Jeb Bush, think Scott Walker. What they said in this moment will matter in pushing back against that criticism."

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