NYT’s Jonathan Martin: ‘This Is Now Donald Trump’s Party’

‘Unless something totally crazy happens and the delegates decide to try to change the rules and deny Trump the nomination, which seems to be very unlikely at this point, this is now Donald Trump’s party’

MARTIN: "It seems that way, John. It seems that way. Unless something totally crazy happens and the delegates decide to try to change the rules and deny Trump the nomination, which seems to be very unlikely at this point, this is now Donald Trump’s party. And that has I think come as a huge shock to a lot of folks in the party. I think one of the reasons why this week there was so much uncertainty about what to do about Trump, that is because there was this widespread assumption that Cruz would stay in the race through California, and that at least for a month or so the party could collectively figure out how to approach a Trump nomination. Then, boom, Tuesday, Cruz is out. Wednesday, Kasich’s out. And they immediately have to say, what do we respond — how do we respond to this? What do we say? And do we endorse him, do we hang back, do we not endorse him? And that’s why I think you saw this real state of confusion this last week."

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