Donald Trump's been sounding mellower lately, reading prepared speeches off a tele-prompter, but traditional GOP leaders are braced for what might come next. The campaign's latest CEO is Steve Bannon, who transformed the conservative website Breitbart by catering to the so-called "alt-right." That's the domain of white nationalism, misogynism, and anti-Semitism — anathema to mainstream Republicans. Breitbart has also published rumors about Hillary Clinton's health, adding false reports to the very real issues about e-mails, the Clinton Foundation — and trust.
The road to the White House: "Brass knuckles and back-alley brawls"
- Heidi Beirich - Southern Poverty Law Center - @Hatewatch
- Jonathan Allen - Sidewire / Roll Call - @jonallendc
- Bennett Shapiro - Daily Wire - @benshapiro
- Rick Wilson - Republican strategist and media consultant - @TheRickWilson
- Ken Stern - Palisades Media Ventures - @kenpstern
- Roger Hickey - Campaign for America's Future - @RogerHickey