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Politico: Trump's Threat to Take Down the GOP Still Stands

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:02 AM

Two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials said Tuesday that the president threatened to take the Republican Party "down" if he lost its support during the election campaign, and that this threat still remains.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager, now president and chairman of Citizens United, David Bossie write in their new book, "Let Trump Be Trump," that Trump assured his inner circle a few weeks before election day that he was "going to win" and that "if the Republican Party is going to run away from me, then I will take you all down with me."

The two told Politico's "Off Message" podcast Tuesday that the threat still stands, though neither would speculate as to whether Trump will remain a member of the GOP.

"I think the president very much respects the Republican Party. He is very engaged with the Republican National Committee and helps them raise a lot of money and understands that having Republicans controlling Congress is a fundamentally different thing than having Democrats," Lewandowski said.

"When you are fighting the establishment — not just the Democrats, but there are some within the party and the deep state," Bossie said. "You're going to fight all of that and you're going to get some people, even in your own party, who don't like what you're doing."

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Two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials said Tuesday that the president threatened to take the Republican Party "down" if he lost its support during the election campaign, and that this threat still remains.
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