This from Bloomberg News:
Republicans are worried that Donald Trump will turn their first presidential debate into an embarrassing circus for the party and top candidates.
The celebrity real estate mogul's Gatsby-esque entrance into the race on Tuesday has unleashed a torrent of anti-Trump tirades from influential Republicans, who are openly fretting that the bombastic, saber-rattling New Yorker with broad name recognition is in position to qualify for one of the 10 coveted debate slots under the rules set by Fox News.
The National Review called Trump a "ridiculous buffoon" and "an ass of exceptionally intense asininity." Republican strategist Rick Wilson dubbed him "the clown prince of the 2016 cycle." The conservative group Club For Growth said he "should not be taken seriously" and urged that he be excluded from the debates.
This from me: When have modern presidential debates not been embarrassing circuses? I think Trump will make the top 10 and they will have to let him participate, their worst nightmare.