Today Trump officially crossed the magic 1,237 delegate line and secured the 2016 Republican nomination. Taking a page from the five stages of grief, here is how the GOP establishment/ #Nevertrump crowd has handled the nomination process so far.
He is not a serious candidate. He can win a few contests but his ceiling is is
He said X, this will finish him. (later) Well yeah I said he was finished last time but this time he has stepped in it for sure.
He has won the most votes but he will never make it to 1,237 delegates.
I will vote for anyone else! I am switching to team Hillary. ( Some are still stuck here)
Trump and Hillary are both so unpopular lets run a third party. ( Some including Bill Kristol have take this stance)
see also: poor Glen "Cheetos Face" Beck
Sheldon Adelson pledging around $100,000,000 to help Trump and the GOP.
I believe the majority of establishment Republican voters will work their way through the stages of grief and back Trump. They will back trump because the alternative is so much worse.