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RNC's Priebus: It's the GOP's Convention, Not the Candidate's

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Friday, 13 May 2016 08:09 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump "agreed on far more than they disagreed on" during their meeting in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Friday morning, but it will still remain up to the delegates at this summer's GOP convention over whether Ryan will remain as co-chairman.

"I don't think either Paul Ryan or Donald Trump left the room without feeling great about the meeting," Priebus told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program, admitting it would be "awkward" if Ryan ends up in charge at the convention without endorsing Trump as the party nominee.

"But again, I want to remind you this is the party's convention," said Priebus. "This is not the candidate's convention. I mean, it's the same thing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is dealing with, with Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders thinks he gets to run the party's convention. The party is involved in the process."

And while there is talk of a third-party candidate entering the race, Priebus said it's too late for that, plus it will be devastating to the Republican Party.

"It will destroy not just the majority in the Senate, but also the House," said Priebus. "It will freeze money and it will put generations of liberal justices on the Supreme Court. I think it's really ridiculous to even talk about a third-party."

Not only that, but bringing in a third-party campaign would be "destructive behavior," said Priebus.

"It's very ungracious. You have to respect the voters, you know? And the delegates make the decision based on obviously, votes in the states, but also on the floor in Cleveland. We have to respect that outcome."

Priebus also downplayed comments made by Hillary Clinton supporter George Clooney, who declared Thursday that Trump will never become president, and accused the media of not asking the presumptive nominee any tough questions.

"He can say all he wants about tough questions, but I don't think anyone can say that Donald Trump hasn't availed himself to more media interviews than any candidate I can remember," said Priebus.

"And I think as Speaker Boehner said yesterday, if you don't think Donald Trump is going to win, just watch."

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