Republican National Committee Chairman Tells Trump To ‘Tone It Down’

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Donald Trump has the Republican party worried, they are afraid he will become the face of the GOP. 

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The head of the RNC, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour on the phone with Donald Trump last week, urging him to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency.

The Washington Post reported:

The call from Chairman Reince Priebus, described by donors and consultants briefed on the conversation and confirmed by the RNC, underscores the extent to which Trump has gone from an embarrassment to a cause for serious alarm among top Republicans in Washington and nationwide.

Priebus’s decision to reach out to Trump came after days of talks with Republican donors and officials about how best to manage Trump’s outsize presence on the airwaves. Many financiers who are influential at the RNC have been fuming about Trump’s ascent and told Priebus that he must ensure that the RNC’s efforts over the past year to win more of the Hispanic vote is not harmed.

The call lasted about 45 minutes, the donors said, and Priebus was cordial, updating Trump on the party and the primary calendar while also urging him to “tone it down” — a phrase used repeatedly by those with knowledge of the exchange.

“I think he’ll self-destruct relatively quickly. The dynamic, I think, will change very dramatically, and Trump will be yesterday’s news,” said former senator Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah). “But if this does have legs, if Trump can keep this going, it will be very worrisome.”

The fear expressed by Bennett and others is that Trump will set back the party’s efforts to rehabilitate its image and broaden its reach. And it appears likely that he will be onstage in the presidential debates that begin next month — a dissonant figure in what GOP leaders had hoped to present as a substantive, experienced and appealing field of candidates.

“The fact that he is rising in the polls has something to do with tapping into an angst and anger, especially on immigration, that the other candidates have been unwilling or unable to harness,” said Reed Galen, a Republican operative based in California.

Only Ted Cruz has been brave enough to defend Trump, and those who have condemned him were slow to do so and treading lightly due to his growing popularity.

Republican leaders are reassuring themselves that the infatuation that some voters feel with Trump will fade and that they will turn to more even-tempered candidates.

I don’t believe that to be the case, Trump is saying what many Americans have been thinking for a long time that the other candidates are not willing to discuss. Take Benghazi and Hillary’s emails, Trump was brutally honest, and the American people appreciate his candor. 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. If Mr. Trump continues to tell the truth about immigration, Hillary’s emails, Benghazi, whatever. I’m not going anywhere and he has my vote.

  2. RNC RINOcrat Chariman Reince Preibus is stooge, who has about as much integrity as McConnell and Boehner, let alone US SC Chief Justice John Roberts. ie; He should keep his trap shut and in his nose in his own business. It’s not the political party’s authority to tell who can speak to what issue and topic, and or what manner that he or she wants to speak. The “who the hell do you think you are” audacity of Republican party officials is starting to really get my blood boiling. It’s up to us- the constitutents-aka We the People to decide if we like what we hear, or not.

  3. RNC RINOcrat Chariman Reince Preibus is a first class stooge with an asshat, who has about as much integrity as McConnell and Boehner, let alone US SC Chief Justice John Roberts. ie; He should keep his trap shut and in his nose in his own business. It’s not the political party’s authority to tell who can speak to what issue and topic, and or what manner that he or she wants to speak. The “who the hell do you think you are” audacity of Republican party officials is starting to really get my blood boiling. It’s up to us- the constitutents-aka We the People to decide if we like what we hear, or not.

    • Jack, right on!!!! let the people hear the truth and decide for them selves, not the truth dictated by some asshole in the RNC. Ever hear of transparency?

  4. Three years ago when I gave up on the GOP I stated and posted that the GOP has to clean its own house. Conservatives will leave the GOP for the TEA PARTY which has happened. GOP that was elected in to Congress and Senate Nov4th 2014 has just sided with Democrats to BECOME MILLIONAIRES! And the TRAITOR in the WHITE HOUSE in still there!
    Tone it down? BULL FECES turn is up and let the GOP know they are not the CONSERVATIVE PARTY ANYMORE!

  5. The RNC wants Trump to tone it down so they can nominate another one of their milquetoast, check-pants, go-along-to-get-along, reach-across-the-aisle, county-club, establishment RINO’s to throw the election again.

  6. If Trump were smart, he would now publicly come out and say that if the GOP wants him to tone down, then he will renounce the GOP Party, as well as the Dem party, and run as an INDEPENDANT, for the people by the people, and change the course of American politics as we know it today!!!!

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