RNC Chairman Reince Priebus admitted on Meet The Press that Republican nominee Donald Trump lacks humanity and decency.
Transcript via Meet The Press:
All right, but let me ask you this, in the infamous 2013 autopsy, this is what was written in it. “If Hispanic-Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States, i.e. self deportation, they will not pay attention to our next sentence.” Do you think Donald Trump understands this analysis?
I think he understands it completely.
And is that what this evolution is about?
No, you know what? I don’t know what when you say “what the evolution is all about.” What I think is that Donald Trump understands that with every position that is taken and as you get closer to the White House, a degree of humanity and decency is part of every decision that needs to be made.
And I know Donald Trump. I know Donald Trump in private, I talk to him every day. I know what he’s thinking about a lot of these issues and this is a good and decent man that wants to do the right thing and wants to take every position that he’s talking about and pepper it with decency, dignity and humanity.
In case you didn’t catch what Priebus was saying, the RNC Chair admitted to Chuck Todd that Donald Trump won the Republican nomination by exhibiting a lack of decency and humanity.
Beyond Donald Trump, what does it say about millions of Republican primary voters that they supported a candidate who lacks basic decency and humanity?
Priebus’s statement revealed the underlying problem for the Republican Party. Donald Trump is the symptom, not the disease. The climate among many, not all, Republicans is one of intolerance for others.
It doesn’t matter if Trump loses by a large margin in November, as long as the same voters continue to pick the party’s nominee and send extremists to Congress, the problems will remain the same.
Admitting that your nominee lacks humanity and decency is a stunning move that makes one wonder if RNC Chair Reince Priebus is trying to discourage voters from supporting Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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