RNC Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Wisconsin television last weekend saying he believes Donald Trump to be a “net positive” for the Republican party.
Priebus’ relationship with Trump has been an interesting one so far, starting with the call between the two men in which Priebus reportedly asked Trump to “soften his tone.” Publicly, though, Priebus hasn’t really criticized Trump and has even expressed his certainty that Trump won’t run as a third-party candidate.
Priebus told Mike Gousha this past weekend that Trump is “a positive for our party” because of the eyeballs he draws to the whole field. He didn’t exactly go out of his way to praise Trump specifically, but just said that he’s channelling the frustration with Washington lots of voters have.
He did say, as an aside, that he would rather a primary process that “allows for some elbows” and jabs, but doesn’t sink into the mud.
Watch the video below, via WISN:
[h/t Washington Examiner]
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