Trump: If I win, I might oust RNC chairman
If Donald Trump clinches the 1,237 delegates required to win the Republican nomination, he said he’s not sure he’ll keep Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
“I don’t know. I haven’t made the determination,” the Republican front-runner told The Washington Post in an interview posted Sunday.
The comments come as Trump spent the last few days attacking the Republican Party’s nominating rules — calling the process “rigged” against him — which has caused top members to fight before their meeting in Florida later this week.
Priebus defended the rules on Sunday, dismissing Trump’s comments as “rhetoric” and “hyperbole.”
“Since I know what the truth is, I don’t really worry about it because I know what is right and I know what is wrong,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
Priebus said the delegate rules are up to each state, and there’s nothing the RNC can do to change them at this point of the election.
“Everyone knows what the rules are,” he said. “Everyone knows that the RNC can’t change the rules between now and the convention.”