WASHINGTON (AP) — With a growing number of prominent Republicans refusing to fall in line, Donald Trump is standing firm in his assertion that the Republican Party doesn't have to be unified because he will gain Democratic votes to win in the fall.

Trump tells ABC's "This Week" that a unified GOP would be better, but that he doesn't think the party has to be unified "in the traditional sense."

The only former Republican presidents still living, George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush, say they will not back Trump's candidacy. Two former Trump rivals for the nomination, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, are among others who say they don't plan to back Trump.

 

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