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The Trump card: Can the Donald keep this up?

He's upending the GOP field, but can the developer retain his lead?
By Rich Bockmann | September 17, 2015 02:15PM

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

From the New York magazine’s September issue: They call themselves “Trumpanistas.” A group organized to sing the gospel of Donald Trump in his bid for president drew just a handful of supporters last month at its first meeting, held at an inexpensive Italian restaurant on the edge of NoMad. They were not deterred by their small number.

A white-shoe lawyer, a medical resident and a security consultant joined the group’s organizer, Bradley Maurer, to discuss how to support Trump’s self-styled campaign.

Maurer, an outreach coordinator at LaGuardia Community College’s science and technology program, and the other Trumpanistas told The Real Deal that the billionaire developer’s disdain for professional politicians and his no-holds-barred manner lured them in. [more]