Big Read: The Republican rebels aiming to take out Trump


It’s Donald Trump’s party now – or is it? America’s Republican Party has been transformed in a hundred different ways since the businessman came down an escalator in the Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name five years ago to declare his candidacy for president.

t the time, he was seen as a joke – if not a particularly funny one. He had flirted with presidential runs in the past and never jumped in. Now, when he did so, there was a darker, more menacing air. In that first appearance, he warned of ‘rapists’ coming across the border from Mexico. It would be the first of many uproars – often centred on race – that would follow Trump from the campaign trail and into the White House.

Back in the summer of…



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