The “remarkable rise” of Donald Trump to become the presumptive GOP presidential nominee dominated the remarks of Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today and a former Wichitan, at Monday’s 60th-anniversary dinner of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations. But Page also noted the surprise in seeing Hillary Clinton, who she acknowledged is “not a natural pol,” struggle to overcome Bernie Sanders and his historic fundraising and appeal to millennials. Page, who is on her 10th presidential election, predicted Clinton would emphasize foreign policy and Trump’s temperament. She mentioned polling showing 38 percent of Sanders’ primary voters in West Virginia saying they would vote for Trump, and said she can see a “pretty narrow” path to victory for him despite his problems with women, Hispanics, young people and the GOP establishment. “There’s a splintering happening in the Republican Party with which you in Kansas may be familiar,” Page added. – Rhonda Holman
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