(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Slowly and reluctantly, Republicans are beginning to take on Donald Trump.
It might just be that they can't avoid the 69-year-old billionaire businessman/entertainer. At every turn, reporters are asking the GOP presidential candidates and other Republicans if they have a problem with Trump, also a White House contender, for referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists," among other things.
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Some have sought to sidestep the question. Others, like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, have praised Trump for speaking aggressively about the need to secure Mexican border. But a growing number of GOP 2016'ers are attempting to distance themselves, and the Republican Party, from rhetoric they fear could alienate voters and boost presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.