Donald Trump is the Elephant in The Room at Conservative Summit in Iowa

Yet again, Donald Trump overshadowed the rest of the Republican field.
At the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday, eight Republican candidates tried to distinguish themselves from each other and appeal to their party’s base. Instead, they all ended up having to talk about the ninth candidate who appeared. The real estate mogul’s claim that Arizona senator John McCain “was not a hero” in Vietnam forced every other candidate to address Trump, sometimes at length.
But the event was not entirely devoted to dissecting the latest gaffe by the former Celebrity Apprentice host. This gathering of social conservatives offered Iowa Republicans a chance to further evaluate presidential candidates in a question and answer format facilitated by the pollster Frank Luntz.



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