Five ways Trump has changed the 2016 Republican presidential race

Donald Trump isn’t going away. As the recent Time magazine cover succinctly says: “Deal with it.”

That’s proving easier said than done for many Republican officials, political commentators and presidential hopefuls, however. Mr Trump has gone from joke to serious player in just a few months, thanks to his seemingly bulletproof level of Republican primary voter support and a billion-dollar personal bank account to fuel his campaign, and he seems unwilling to play by standard political rules.

Here are just a few ways the Trump phenomenon has turned the Republican presidential nomination race on its head.