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These Republicans Are Under Trump's Skin

Our list of Trump's top intra-party irritants.
RALEIGH, NC - JULY 5: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on July 5, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier in the day Hillary Clinton campaigned in Charlotte, North Carolina with President Barack Obama. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JULY 5: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on July 5, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier in the day Hillary Clinton campaigned in Charlotte, North Carolina with President Barack Obama. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

According to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight will be a key figure at the upcoming Republican National Convention ― where he will presumably hurl Clint Eastwood’s 2012 convention chair at an underperforming point guard, or something. Normally, it would be strange to hear a long-retired college coach receiving top billing at a convention, but what’s Donald to do? He doesn’t really have a lot of friends in the GOP, and he’s not making many new ones.

But as the list of people giving Trump a wide berth grows in quantity, the effect of not being able to win friends and influence people is starting to deepen in other ways. More and more Republican officials are getting under Trump’s tissue-thin dermis. If you’re wondering why Trump’s recent speeches have pivoted to unhinged free-association instead of becoming more “presidential,” consider the fact that a number of Republicans are now living rent-free in Donald’s head. On this week’s First To Last, we run down the A-List annoyers.

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Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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