After designating Donald Trump as the party’s presumptive nominee, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday: “I think something different and something new is probably good for our party.”
Trump, Priebus and the RNC have had a rocky relationship throughout the campaign. The New York businessman routinely accused the national of party of treating him unfairly, something Priebus denied.
But with [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] dropping out of the race after Tuesday’s primary, Priebus acknowledged that Trump will now likely win the majority of delegates to become the GOP nominee before the convention this summer.
“Now, you know, you’d have to say that it’s pretty obvious that Donald Trump is going to get to 1,237,” Priebus said during an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
Added Priebus: “I mean, look, it’s time to unite. It’s time to come together, and I said, you may recall, months ago, I thought that we would have more clarity in our party before the Democrats do.”
“And look where they’re at,” the chairman continued, referencing Bernie Sanders’ win in the Indiana primary Tuesday. “I mean, Hillary Clinton, she can’t win a state. She’s going to have to win somewhere if she’s going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party.”