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WASHINGTON, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. National Rifle Association's (NRA's) endorsement of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will help solidify his conservative credentials to win support from conservative Republican voters.

The NRA, a powerful gun lobbying organization of American gun owners who advocate the constitutional right to bear firearms, announced their backing of the bombastic businessman on Friday.

Its support comes at a time when the Republican Party (GOP) is split over Trump, a controversial candidate whose conservative credentials are questioned by establishment Republicans. Trump in the past has supported Democrats on a number of issues.

"The NRA endorsement will strengthen Trump's support among conservatives. Having it will help the billionaire undermine critics who say he is not a real conservative," Brookings Institution's senior fellow Darrell West told Xinhua.

"The NRA carries a lot of weight with the grassroots," West added.

Indeed, having the NRA's backing will help solidify GOP rank-and-file under Trump's umbrella, as gun rights is a major concern for a number of conservatives, especially in rural areas where police may be far away and where home owners argue they need to protect themselves.

Trump has in recent weeks had trouble getting many GOP leaders to back him, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, as mainstream party leaders are upset with Trump's failure to toe the line on key issues, from trade agreements to security agreements with allies such as Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has also come out against Trump, saying the bombastic businessman is not "presidential," and contending that Trump lacks the qualities that a commander in chief and leader of the world's no. 1 economy should have.

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