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Report: RNC's Priebus in Quiet Talks to Stop New 'Dump Trump' Effort

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Wire Services Photo) 

By    |   Friday, 17 Jun 2016 06:55 PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly talking with state party leaders to stop plans by delegates to nominate someone other than Donald Trump at next month's convention in Cleveland.

However, Sean Spicer, the committee's chief strategist and communications director, denied such a report by CNN.

"This is not an accurate understanding of what's happening," Spicer told the cable network. "Lots of people have conversations and ask questions of the chairman."

According to CNN, two sources said that Priebus had spoken with chairmen in "multiple states" this week to gauge anti-Trump sentiment among delegates.

Priebus has told the party chairmen that he was not behind any efforts to stop a "dump Trump" effort, the sources told CNN.

In the current effort, anti-Trump supporters hope to push the RNC's rules committee to change the guidelines governing the convention to create an opportunity for another candidate, according to the report.

Spicer later sent this tweet on the issue:
 

Here's Trump's response to any such possibility:
 

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