Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus says the Washington Post’s team of 20 reporters investigating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s past won’t stop voters from supporting the real estate mogul, no matter what they might dig up.
“Don’t you think that it’s legitimate for people to look into who Donald Trump is?” Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” asked Priebus. “For instance, the Washington Post, Bob Woodward, the famous reporter there now says that there’s 20 reporters at the Post looking into Trump. We don’t know much about his private life, we don’t know much about his professional life, isn’t that legitimate?”
Priebus, although admitting reporters investigating Trump’s background is “legitimate,” argued they should also investigate Hillary Clinton in the same manner.
“I’m not saying it’s not legitimate, Chris. It’s all legitimate. I’m just saying, I don’t know if it’s even going — I don’t think it’s going to affect people’s view of who and what Donald Trump represents to them, given this election and the electorate,” he said.
“I don’t have a problem with reporters looking into things but I also think they should be looking at Hillary Clinton and her past and her treatment of women and her treatment of women in the workplace and the way she acted on this e-mail scandal and whether she’s going to be indicted and the Clinton Foundation and Benghazi,” Priebus added. “I mean, look, there is a reason why Hillary Clinton is stuck in the mud and still beating back a socialist in her own party.”
“I’m not saying there aren’t going to be issues to be discussed, I’m just saying I think the issues that apply to Donald Trump are so big and so fundamental and universal across the board that these individual things that we’re going to be talking about and reading about, I just don’t think they’re going — I don’t think they’re going to hit him, I think they’re going to bounce off of him,” Priebus said.
Later on “Fox News Sunday,” the Post’s Bob Woodward said that a group of reporters eventually will also investigate Clinton’s background like they’re already doing with Trump.