Time Magazine is out with a report today that the RNC Chair allegedly warned Trump last week that if he doesn’t get his act together, the RNC will shift its focus to Senate and Congressional races:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Donald Trump in a phone call last week that if he doesn’t turn his flailing campaign around, the national party may shift its focus from his candidacy to down-ballot races, according to two GOP officials briefed on the exchange.
The officials said Priebus described to Trump internal party polls that show his campaign headed in the wrong direction. Priebus told Trump that he would have been better off had he spent the days since the Republican convention at his Mar-a-Lago Club, officials said.
Trump denied the officials’ account of the exchange.
“Reince Priebus is a terrific guy,” Trump told TIME on Tuesday. “He never said that.” Trump also said that the Republican Party should be grateful for his recent fundraising. “Why would they state that when I am raising millions of dollars for them?” Trump asked, rhetorically.
Priebus could not be reached for comment.
Trump’s denial is something you should take with a grain of salt. Contrary to what he said on CNBC this morning, he’s not always honest about things.
For instance, it sounds here like he’s affirming to Time that he probably was warned by Reince and/or others:
Trump: Well, I’m running it differently than I did the primaries. I am listening to so-called experts to ease up the rhetoric, and so far, I’m liking the way I ran in the primaries better. I got more votes than anybody in the history of the primaries, I got 14 million votes and won most of the states. But I’m now listening to people that are telling me to be easier, to be nicer, be softer. That’s OK, and I’m doing that. Personally, I don’t know if that’s what the country wants. When we’re having heads chopped off in the Middle East, when things are happening that have never happened before in terms of the atrocities, in terms of giving $400 million in cash and all other things, I think maybe they want tougher rhetoric. They would like me to be a little bit different than I was in the primaries. And in the primaries, I broke the all-time record for votes.
Of course. He prefers to lie and be loose with this lips.
But what he’s really telling us is that if he loses, he’s going to blame the so-called experts for his loss and claim he’s not to blame at all.
The election is rigged. The so-called experts were wrong. It’s not my fault. I’m a victim. Blah blah blah.
That’s exactly what we’re going to hear if Hillary wins.