WASHINGTON >> Donald Trump has finally conceded that he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success if he’s going to compete against Hilary Clinton.
Yet Trump is finding that many of the Republican Party’s most experienced political aides just aren’t willing to work for him.
From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the GOP’s professional class say they can’t look past their deep personal and professional reservations about their presumptive presidential nominee.
There are exceptions, but many operatives who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home.
They’re also reluctant to devote months to a divisive candidate whose campaign has been plagued by infighting and disorganization.