Here’s more evidence that the Republican establishment really, truly hates Donald Trump.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaire’s campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in the New York Times.
The Times said Priebus ‘has also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination.
Here’s the report from Newsmax.com:
“At an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trump’s loyalists, according to two people present.
“If true, Priebus’ decision would be a stunning reversal of precedent and a serious slap in the face to the Trump campaign.
“In modern presidential campaigns, the presumptive nominee of the party, even before gaining the nomination, takes de facto control over the party and its apparatus.
“The candidate and the campaign takes the helm of the national campaign effort, with the party and RNC chair taking direction from them.”
Although Trump is the current front-runner, there’s no guarantee he’ll get the nomination – even if he has the most votes and delegates from the primaries. If he does get the nomination and Priebus doesn’t give Trump’s campaign the party reins, this would make for an awkward situation at best – and a Republican party civil war at worst.
What do you think of Priebus’ shocking statement towards Trump?