4 24 At the one-year mark, Trump campaign faces crossroads

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's campaign to be president.

By David Jackson

DALLAS — One year ago, Donald Trump rode down the lobby escalator at his midtown Manhattan office tower and launched the presidential campaign that upended Republican politics — a campaign that now may be facing a make-or-break crossroads.

"Who knew this was going to happen?" Trump told supporters Wednesday in Atlanta in celebrating his first 12 months as a presidential candidate.

Yet, while marking the anniversary with a Thursday night rally in Dallas, Trump continues to face criticism from Republican lawmakers and is now looking at a loss of support in the polls after his comments following the terrorist attack in Orlando.

"I think we're seeing some of the weaknesses of Donald Trump as a general election candidate, as opposed to a Republican primary candidate," said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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