GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 11:10:22-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Donald Trump's likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination.

With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination before the party's convention in July. But he still must do better in upcoming contests to get the necessary 1,237 delegates, leaving some opponents with a sliver of hope he can still be stopped.

Trump cautions that his supporters would revolt if he falls just short in the delegate count and loses in a rules fight at the GOP convention.