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Tags: Trump Administration | GOP2016 | reince priebus | donald trump | support | rnc

Reince Priebus not Leaving Trump's Side

Reince Priebus not Leaving Trump's Side

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Monday, 10 October 2016 06:55 PM

 

 

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is reportedly standing by GOP nominee Donald Trump.

"Nothing has changed in regard with our relationship," Priebus said in a call with RNC committee members, CNN reported, citing unnamed sources. 

"We are in full coordination with the Trump campaign. We have a great relationship with them. And we are going to continue to work together to make sure he wins in November."

Priebus also said "No mechanism exists" to dump the nominee, and that it was "impractical," and denied any meetings occurred to discuss the idea, Politico reported.

The move comes after House Speaker Paul Ryan told Republican members of the House he would no longer defend Trump or campaign with him

According to both Politico and CNN, Priebus made the 14-minute conference call with RNC members over the weekend, and didn't take any questions.

"Like all of you, I don't condone what was said in the video," he said, CNN reported, referring to a 2005 tape of Trump that surfaced showing the GOP nominee making lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women.

"In fact, the campaign itself doesn't defend the words in that video."

The support comes after several prominent GOP politicians withdrew their endorsements in the wake of the controversial videotape. Trump offered an apology for the remarks and in his debate with rival Hillary Clinton on Sunday, described the comments as "locker room talk."

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is standing by GOP nominee Donald Trump, CNN reported Monday.
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