NBC is now reporting that key Trump allies like Reince Priebus, Rudy Giuliani, and Newt Gingrich are planning a type of intervention or campaign reset for Trump in the next few days!
Some key allies of Donald Trump are plotting a kind of intervention. They’re planning what’s being called this sort of reset campaign for Donald Trump, hoping to meet with him in the coming days.
We’re talking about people like RNC head Reince Priebus, former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani — additionally Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, all supporters of Donald Trump.
But sources tell NBC there is now growing concern about specifically these last 48 hours for Trump, the final straw coming when he refused to speak out about any kind of endorsement for Paul Ryan.
This is all in its early stages and it should be noted that there is no guarantee that the campaign will entertain the idea of this “intervention” since the candidate, frankly, has not done anything up until this point to indicate that he is willing to follow these calls for him to moderate his tone.
It is leading some Republicans close to his orbit to say things like ‘this is worse than ever’, ‘worse than they’ve seen it before’. One top Republican told me ‘this is now crazy town’…
I think we’ve seen from the beginning of Trump’s campaign that Trump is going to be Trump and nobody will convince him otherwise. After all, he has the best words of anyone else. He went to the best colleges. He’s the is the smartest person in the room or something.
UPDATE: Here’s an update to the story that I’m sure you will love:
. @KatyTurNBC reports Christie is not part of the intervention, sources say it's because he's still mad about the VP process.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) August 3, 2016