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Trump Allies Plot Candidate Intervention After Disastrous 48 Hours

Sources say some Trump backers want him to reset his campaign

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School on Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Republicans close to Donald Trump are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential party voices to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the party.

    Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign, sources tell NBC News.

    The group of GOP heavyweights hopes to enlist the help of Trump's children to help rescue his candidacy. Trump's family is considered to have by far the most influence over his thinking at what could be a make-or-break moment for his campaign.

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Wednesday he had heard nothing of such a meeting and disputed that it would be necessary, saying on FOX News that "the only need we have for an intervention is with some media types who keep saying things that aren't true."

    "The candidate's in control of his own campaign," he said.