Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus slammed a debate question asking Donald Trump if he'd accept the outcome of the election, calling it a premature and unprecedented request for a "concession speech."
In an interview on CBS News' "Face The Nation" on Sunday, the RNC chairman was incensed about persistent demands that the GOP nominee give up his right to question voter fraud.
"To ask a candidate three weeks before the election if they lose are they going to concede, asking for a concession speech, no one does that," Priebus said.
"I'm trying to put you in the mind of a person running for president and [he] sees this unbelievable world around him, and then you … hear about fraud at the ballot box, and you say, 'you know what, I'm going to reserve all options.' …I know where he's at on this."
Priebus vigorously defended Trump's call for monitoring against fraud on Nov. 8.
"We know that this is not millions of people," he said. "But what we're talking about are things like … the Milwaukee police report that came out about six years ago… a 70-page report on election fraud in Milwaukee. This wasn't the Republican Party," he said.
"I'm saying this is real. So let's not go down this road where we're acting like it's a figment of people's imagination."
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