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The Republican Party is a "mess" and Donald Trump is capitalizing on the leadership vacuum, Brit Hume and Andrea Tantaros said on Outnumbered today.

As key Republicans, like Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL) and Gov. Chris Christie (NJ), endorse Trump, others within the party are doing the opposite. 

Sen. Ben Sasse (NE) vowed not to support Trump even if he wins the nomination, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) reportedly told senators they could drop Trump "like a hot rock" if it will help their re-election campaigns. 

Meantime, the New York Times reported there have been high-level meetings within the GOP to discuss what to do about Trump's growing lead. 

The headline of the weekend piece was "Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump."

"The party is a mess," said Tantaros, pointing out the lack of leadership in the GOP.

Hume agreed, arguing that "a Republican establishment worthy of the name" doesn't appear to exist right now.

"If there were, there would be leadership. Somebody would be in charge of things to some extent. What you have is a scattered set of office holders and political advisers and donors not agreeing on anything. ... They are all over the place," said Hume in his first appearance on the "Outnumbered" couch. 

Watch the discussion above and let us know what you think of the state of the GOP race.


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