Snapshots: Trump says he doesn’t need GOP support

Republican Donald Trump has a message to his fellow Republicans: I’m happy to go it alone.

The presumptive GOP nominee told a rally crowd in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon that Republicans can “either stick together or let me just do it by myself.”

And he predicted that he can do it “very nicely’ alone.

Trump has faced growing backlash from many in his party over various proposals, including his call to temporarily bar foreign Muslims from entering the country.

But Trump brushed off that criticism, insisting his approach will win in November.

He said, “I think you’re going to have a very good result. I think we’ll be very happy. I’ll run as a Republican.”

Sanders begins setting terms for closing out race

With the last primary done, Bernie Sanders is negotiating an end to his fight with Hillary Clinton and staking a claim on directing the future of the Democratic Party.

The Vermont senator’s insistence on remaining a candidate through the July convention no longer seems to threaten party unity as Democrats once fretted it would.

In public and private remarks and in an email to supporters, Sanders indicated he’s staying in to shape the party’s governing agenda and nominating process, not erode Clinton’s standing, and that he’s committed to defeating Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in November.

From Detroit News wire services