— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) May 14, 2016
From the TPM article, “Priebus: Trump ‘Trying Very Hard To Be Presidential’” —
… In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Reince Priebus also expressed uncertainty about whether the party’s presumptive presidential nominee needs to heal his frosty relationship with House Speaker Paul Ryan before the GOP launches fall campaigns to capture the White House and defend its control of Congress. Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, has declined to endorse Trump, though the two men met privately Thursday in a session both said was positive.
“I’m not sure,” Priebus of the need for a Trump-Ryan embrace. But he added, “I do think that Donald Trump understands, and I certainly understand and believe, that the more unity we have, the better off we’re going to be.”…
Priebus, who attended Thursday’s meeting between Trump and Ryan, said the session “was more Midwest than New York” and said he believes Ryan will end up chairing the party’s July national convention in Cleveland. Trump had threatened to keep Ryan from that largely ceremonial role but has since backtracked.
Priebus repeatedly referred to the problems political professionals have had assessing Trump’s candidacy, saying people have been “completely wrong about Donald Trump and the playbook.”…
… Especially the Repub professionals who thought they could use Trump as an attention-getter before one of the ‘serious’ candidates took the Trump voters. Not everybody looks forward to Monday mornings, but at least we’re not Reince Priebus.
Ya think it's getting to him? pic.twitter.com/MVkLwb4SLk
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) May 15, 2016