Trump Gives Republicans What They Wanted

He's playing by rules the party set.

Playing by party rules.

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Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has reportedly asked Donald Trump to "tone it down." That's OK, I suppose, but it misses the larger point: Priebus himself has set up a process that is begging Republican candidates to amp things up. He's only getting what he asked for.

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