Heilemann: GOP ‘Finally Woken up to the Fact’ Trump Is the Likely Nominee

‘The Republican establishment finally has woken up to the fact that Donald Trump is the likely nominee and is kind of freaking out’

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SCARBOROUGH: "He is talking about how trump is going — could win huge today. And even Texas. I just saw a poll out that shows Texas now very tight. NASCAR drivers coming out. The crowds are getting bigger."
GEIST: "The head of NASCAR."
SCARBOROUGH: " Katie bar the door. He is at 49% in the latest national poll. Come on. Stick a fork in it. This one is done, right?"
HEILEMANN: "Well, look. We’ve seen as you guys reported on yesterday there is a lot of chaos in the Republican party right now. So the Republican establishment finally has woken up to the fact that Donald Trump is the likely nominee and is kind of freaking out and has some reasons to do that. You can imagine a scenario today where Ted Cruz gets beaten in Texas and decides to hang it up relatively soon thereafter. And that leaves Marco Rubio, if he has a strong day with a lot of strong seconds today, in a position to further his argument that he is the person — the last best hope to stop Donald Trump. You can say what you want to say about that argument, but he will be coming out of here conceivably in the scenario where he says everybody needs to rally around me. You can imagine that happening after today — it might be too late but happening after today in a way it has not happened thus far."

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