The RNC’s rules committee met in Florida today to go over convention rules, and one of the new top people on Donald Trump‘s campaign was there to assuage concerns about their plans.
It’s not exactly a big secret that the RNC is concerned about Donald Trump––Reince Priebus this week basically said his job now is to reduce 7-alarm fires down to 4-alarm fires––and what could happen at a contested convention in the summer.
Trump aide Paul Manafort is clearly confident about avoiding that scenario, for as he told NBC News today, “It’s the first campaign I’ve been involved in, I think in presidential politics, when after you’ve been eliminated, you’re staying in the race and talking about how you’re going to be the nominee.”
As far as he’s concerned, Cruz is done, and right now the focus is on making sure that the RNC and Team Trump are on the same page in the general election campaign.
And Manafort explained he prepped a presentation to RNC members at the meeting today:
“We’re here to let them know that we’re going to run a traditional campaign with them,” Manafort said. “We are Republicans, we’re running as a team and we want them to understand that we’re going to be working with them.”
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