http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/296331-republican-friendships-shatter-over-trump...Schlapp’s decision to support Donald Trump for president has cost him friends in Washington’s elite Republican circles. Invitations he would normally receive no longer arrive. The vibe he says he’s getting is: “You’re out of the club.”

He’s hardly alone. Old allies in Washington and across the establishment Northeast are no longer on speaking terms because one backs Trump and the other loathes the nominee. Divisions have run so deep in some cases that they could take years to heal. ...

...So open is the contempt for Trump within certain D.C. Republican circles that some have calculated that it's better for their careers if they keep their support for Trump a secret. ...

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