Trump Teases with Independent Talk

According to the story, “A senior Trump adviser told ABC News Monday morning that Trump was seriously considering promising not to run as an independent if he does not win the Republican nomination” (ABC News).   Meanwhile, Fred Barnes summed up the Trump mess:  Republicans have been slow in recognizing the real damage Donald Trump is doing to their party.  The harm is not to the party’s image.  What Trump has done is exacerbate the increasingly bitter rift between the party’s leaders and its grass roots.  He’s made the GOP’s future dicey. Later: Obama united Republicans early on. But the failure to derail his initiatives now divides them, mostly on tactics and strategy.  Trump divides Republicans all the more. He’s a one-man wedge issue (Weekly Standard).