During a recent conversation with Tammy Haddad and Betsy Fischer Martin for Bloomberg’s “Masters in Politics” Podcast, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus admitted that if Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee, he will have to moderate his tone.
“You do have to reach out to Hispanics, and black voters, and Asian voters, and you do have to watch your tone. And you do have to have a general election message that builds and creates what I believe is the ultimate image of our party which should be the Open Door party.”
Priebus also insists that the GOP convention will end on Thursday as planned. “I expect to have a nominee either before Cleveland or at Cleveland, and when that happens, I can’t tell you, but I expect the convention to be done on Thursday with our nominee, if not before we even get to Cleveland.”
Despite Donald Trump’s recent declaration that he many not support the eventual GOP presidential nominee should he fail to win the nomination, Priebus has faith that Trump will not go back on the loyalty pledge he signed last year. “I’ve never had a situation where he has told me something and he hasn’t done it.”
On the possibility of a ‘white knight’ candidate, Priebus said, “highly, highly unlikely. You have to have a gazillion rounds of balloting, and everyone in the world to realize it wasn’t getting anywhere to then move on.”
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