GOP Leader Reince Priebus Warns Trump About Illegal Alien Rhetoric …Update: Trump Says It Didn’t Happen
Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus called and warned presidential candidate Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric on illegal immigration.
The two reportedly spoke for an hour.
The Washington Times reported:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warned presidential candidate Donald Trump that his rhetoric on illegal immigration was jeopardizing the party’s efforts to woo Hispanic voters.
According to multiple news outlets Wednesday night, the RNC chief urged the real-estate tycoon, who has shot to the front rank in polling among the party’s 2016 contenders, to tone down his remarks on immigration during the private phone conversation Wednesday afternoon.
But a Republican source familiar with the call told CNN that Mr. Priebus closed the conversation with “look, I’ve gotta tell you, I spent four years trying to make inroads with the Hispanic community … how we address illegal immigration is very important” to those efforts.
“They had a respectful discussion across a wide range of issues including illegal immigration,” Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman, toldCNN.
The Washington Post first reported the phone call.
UPDATE: Donald Trump says Priebus did not tell him to tone it down.