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Trump's Challenge In Uniting The GOP

As the apparent Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump faces a big hurdle trying to bring the party together to support his candidacy. And the challenge includes the lack of support he’ll get from top figures in the party.

Former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush are going to stay on the sidelines of the race and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney has campaigned against Trump. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Julian Zelizer, a political historian and professor of history and public affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak in New York on May 3, 2016, following the primary in Indiana. 
Donald Trump crushed his Republican rivals in Indiana's primary Tuesday, bringing him to the brink of outright victory in the presidential nomination race and dashing the hopes of a movement bent on stopping him. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak in New York on May 3, 2016, following the primary in Indiana. Donald Trump crushed his Republican rivals in Indiana's primary Tuesday, bringing him to the brink of outright victory in the presidential nomination race and dashing the hopes of a movement bent on stopping him. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)