Caroline Baum: Five things Republicans won’t tell you about Donald Trump

The 2016 presidential election has no parallel in American history: the invective; the outright slurs against people because of their nationality, religion, skin color or sex; even hints of anti-Semitism. And that’s just from one of the candidates.

Neither is there a precedent for a candidate like Donald Trump seeking the highest office in the land. The Republican Party is in disarray, having watched 16 other more suitable candidates succumb to Trump’s insults, mockery and intolerance.

There is much the Republican establishment has said already, both pro and con, about its nominee. Here are five things the GOP would prefer that you not know about him, at least until after the election.

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