Priebus Not Worried About Trump: "Winning Is The Antidote To A Lot Of Things"


ABC's George Stephanopoulos asks Republican Party chairman Reince Preibus if nominating Donald Trump could "tear the party apart."

Preibus seems less concerned with Donald Trump, saying, "winning is the andidote to a lot of things."

"If we win in November," he continues. "All those armchair quarterbacks will fall in line and they'll obviously be pretty pleased if we win."

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: A lot of top Republicans think that [nominating Donald Trump for president] is going to break the [Republican] party apart.

REINCE PRIEBUS, CHAIRMAN, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE: You know what, winning is the antidote to a lot of things. And so the name of the game is winning in November. If we win in November, uh, all those armchair quarterbacks will fall in line and they'll -- they'll obviously be pretty pleased, I think, if we win in November.

But who the nominee is going to be is not my choice and -- and obviously, uh, we're going to support whoever that is.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you could play a big role if no nominee goes in with enough delegates before the convention to win on the first ballot. You've said it's early in the process.

Are you prepared now for a brokered convention?

Are you planning for it?

And what does that mean?

PRIEBUS: Um, you know, planning can mean a lot of things. We are prepared for anything. I was general counsel for two years before I was chairman of this party. I've been chairman for six years.

I don't think there are too many people that are more familiar with the procedures of nominating someone at a convention than I am.

So I am prepared and we will be prepared if that happens. But again, I don't think that's going to be the case.

If it did, then, of course, obviously, it would be pretty historic. But we'll be ready.

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