Reince Priebus: Donald Trump "Is Going To Win"


RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told 'Face The Nation' host John Dickerson on Sunday that the Republican candidate is going to win the presidential election. He also clarifies Trump's position on not contesting the result of the election, saying: "I think, if it’s a close election, look, if you lose by 200 votes in Florida, are you going to concede on election night if you’re at 260 electoral votes?"

PRIEBUS: Yes, I think he is going to win. And I think he’s going to win because I think people in this country have had enough, and he’s the change agent.

When it comes down to risk in this country, Hillary’s been tested and she’s failed. She’s the risky candidate. You look at Russia, the uranium deal, giving them control of 20 percent of the world’s uranium, her pocketing hundreds of thousands in speeches, Russian reset, Libya. You look at Iraq and the mess that she left there.

What I’m saying is, she was tried and tested. She failed. She’s too risky for this country. That’s why she’s going the lose.

DICKERSON: The RNC is 100 percent behind Donald Trump?

PRIEBUS: Well, he’s the nominee of our party. Of course we’re behind Donald Trump. This is ridiculous, as if we wouldn’t be behind the nominee of the party. Of course we are.

DICKERSON: Do you think the election is in danger of being stolen?

PRIEBUS: No, but -- I don’t, but what I think the media is missing here is that to ask a candidate three weeks before the election if they lose, are they going to concede, asking for a concession speech, no one does that.

And I think, if it’s a close election, look, if you lose by 200 votes in Florida, are you going to concede on election night if you’re at 260 electoral votes?

DICKERSON: But that’s not what he’s saying. He’s not saying if it’s a squeaker. He’s saying it’s been stolen at this moment, and the only way I will lose is if it’s stolen. That’s really different.

PRIEBUS: Wait a minute. That’s not quite what he’s saying.

What he’s saying is, he wants to reserve all options, and if there is grounds for a recount, I will exercise my options. I know where his head is at. He is not willing to not concede if he loses and there’s no fraud...

I think if you’re Donald Trump and you see the barrage and the media implosion on every single thing this guy does, no matter what it is, he eats corn flakes in the morning and CNN or another cable show on MSNBC is talking about it 24 hours a day.

If you look at Hillary Clinton, what she’s got away with on this e-mail scandal, when you have General Cartwright going to potentially prison for doing one-tenth of her...

DICKERSON: I understand that.

PRIEBUS: Listen, but I’m trying to put you in the mind of a person who is running for president and sees this unbelievable world around him, and then you do hear about fraud at the ballot box, and you say, you know what, I’m going to reserve all options. That’s what he’s saying.

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