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Albert R. Hunt

GOP Elite Charts Four Paths to Destroy Trump

Can the establishment stack the deck against the billionaire?


Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Every major Republican presidential campaign, and every allied super-PAC, confronts the same question at their morning strategy meetings: What do you do with a problem like Donald Trump?

For weeks the businessman/impresario has been running first in every national poll of Republicans. He dominates the race and consumes vast amounts of media oxygen, forcing other candidates to alter their tactics and strategies and leaving Republican strategists increasingly unsure of how to manage the threat.