Wall Street Journal: Trump faces ‘moment of truth’
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In a scathing editorial published Sunday evening, The Wall Street Journal declared that Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE’s “window for a turnaround is closing.”

The paper’s editorial board declared the GOP nominee “has alienated his party and he isn’t running a competent campaign.”

It points to Trump’s poor polling numbers in swing states, as well as his lack of organization and ground game. 

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“Those who sold Mr. Trump to GOP voters as the man who could defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda MORE now face a moment of truth,” the editorial board wrote, name-checking top Trump allies Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani and campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races,” the editorial board continued.

“As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President—or turn the nomination over to Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceIf you care about the US, root for China to score a win in space Pence heckled with calls of 'traitor' at conservative conference The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay MORE.”

Earlier Sunday, Manafort pushed back on talk that the campaign is in a state of disarray after a week in which the billionaire called President Obama the founder of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and made what many took as a threat against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

And despite a report that the Republican National Committee is considering cutting off support and funds to Trump to focus on congressional races, RNC strategist Sean Spicer told The Hill ”there are no discussions” in that vein.