Trump says Republican leaders 'kidding themselves' about stopping him

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a town hall meeting on December 12, 2015 in Aiken, South CarolinaRepublican frontrunner Donald Trump pushed back Sunday against party leaders reportedly looking to block his path to the presidential nomination, saying they were “kidding themselves,” as rival Ted Cruz surged in polls. The push to stop Trump comes as the billionaire real estate tycoon finds himself at the center of a firestorm over his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Republican powerbrokers argued at a recent dinner that the party should plan to coalesce around an alternative at the nominating convention if Trump storms through the primaries.

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