On Thursday, the chickens will finally come home to roost as Donald Trump — the controversial Republican frontrunner who has spent many months publicly bashing the GOP establishment — will finally meet the RNC leadership in Washington.
Included in that meeting will be the RNC Chair Reince Priebus. The meeting comes just days after Trump effectively removed himself from an earlier pledge to support the eventual nominee of the Republican party, a sticking point that has become contentious given the unique outsider-nature of the GOP nomination effort in 2016.
Trump has long said that he would consider a third-party run is he was at all treated “unfairly” by the Republican establishment. Going back as far as last summer, it was largely deemed to be a campaign tactic by the real estate mogul to further drive a separation between himself and establishment lane politics; to date, this approach seems to have worked with unexpected success, as Trump’s 726 current delegates indicate.
Trump in February casually criticized the Republican National Committee, noting that, “The RNC better get its act together,” making the tickets for those lucky enough to be a fly on the wall for Thursday’s meeting all the more valuable.
UPDATE: 3:10 P.M. EST Trump left the RNC headquarters a short time ago, but he did not speak to the press or give any indication over how things went at the time. Even so, he has just released this tweet about the meeting:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2016
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