Donald Trump said Tuesday that "we need real unity" in the Republican Party less than two weeks before the GOP kicks off its national convention in Cleveland.
"We need unity in the Republican Party — and I have to be honest, I think I can win without the unity, but we need unity," Trump told supporters in Raleigh, N.C. "We have some great people like Bob [Corker] who just came up and so many others and so many senators, congressmen and women."
Corker, the two-term Tennessee senator, spoke briefly at the rally. He is being vetted as a possible vice presidential choice.
"We have great people, but we need real unity — and the leaders have to get supportive," Trump continued. "If they don't get supportive, we're going to win anyway.
"Don't worry about it. In fact, I do better without the kind of support that I'm talking about, because that's why I'm here in the first place."
The four-day convention kicks off on July 18 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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