Sunday morning RNC chief Reince Priebus was scheduled to appear on several of the Sunday morning news programs…but he sent Rudy Giuliani in his stead. Priebus also issued a terse statement on Friday condemning Trump’s 2005 comments immediately after they surfaced, saying, “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
Campaign sources say Priebus met with Trump for about 90 minutes on Saturday and was “very frank” about the significant fallout from the story. The chairman’s public silence has fostered speculation within the party that the GOP could cut off resources to Trump soon and focus on salvaging down ballot races.
According to a source within the RNC, Priebus is telling staffers to do “what’s best” for them as aides at every level fear working on the Trump campaign’s behalf could damage their reputation. Adding to their concern is the possibility more damaging footage of Trump might emerge.
So Priebus is telling people to “vote their conscience”, knowing that Trump will probably lose, and at this point, it is time to save themselves, and the republican seats in Congress.
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) October 9, 2016
Priebus will be attending the debate with Trump, as show by the following tweet by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway:
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 9, 2016