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GOP scrambles to distance itself from Trump on Orlando

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and the House GOP leadership, pauses while talking to reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, about their response to the deadly shooting in Orlando on Sunday.

WASHINGTON — Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Donald Trump’s inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential peril for the GOP. Republican hopes are fading for a new, “more presidential” Trump as the party’s divisions …

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