The RNC is holding members-only call tomorrow, where it is possible that they will raise the white flag on the presidential race by cutting off Donald Trump.
The RNC chairman last held a nationwide conference call two weeks ago, shortly after damaging revelations emerged that Donald Trump, in 2005, had bragged about sexually assaulting women. During that call, Priebus informed members that the committee would be standing by its besieged presidential nominee, despite a flurry of rumors to the contrary.
The committee is continuing to pour resources into Trump’s presidential bid, even as his poll numbers crater and GOP strategists worry about maintaining the party’s congressional majorities.
The logical conclusion to be drawn from the timing of this call, which was described as a political update, is that Priebus is going to announce that the Republican Party is finally taking the Trump campaign off of life support and redirecting their dwindling resources toward saving endangered Republican Senators.
Priebus wouldn’t be holding a private call with RNC members only if the news was good.
The RNC has continued to fund Trump’s campaign activities even after the Access Hollywood tape was released and the GOP nominee got trounced in the final two presidential debates.
Donald Trump doesn’t have a campaign operation of his own. He is dependent on the RNC for everything from rally organization to get out the vote efforts. Trump has no data operation, no real advertising operation, and no grassroots organization.
If the RNC cuts off Trump, the Republican Party will be effectively conceding the White House to Hillary Clinton.
The Republican Party appears to be finally be getting the message that funding Trump’s campaign is a waste of resources.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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