RNC Chair: There Was ‘Very Good Chemistry’ Between Ryan and Trump
BASH: "That’s right. We’re actually inside the Republican national committee headquarters with the RNC chair reince priebus. What’s the headline?"
PRIEBUS: "I think the headline is positive first step toward unifying our party. It was a great meeting, and that’s the only way it can be described."
BASH: "That doesn’t tell us a lot."
PRIEBUS: "It doesn’t but that’s because it was a private meeting in my office and I’m not going to talk about the specifics other than to say things were discussed that were specific. It was a cooperative meeting. It was mutually I think cooperative and positive and that’s the only way you can describe it."
BASH: "My understanding is you have spent a lot of time over the past week on the phone with Donald Trump, talking to him almost every day, sometimes multiple times a day. You talked a lot to your old friend Paul Ryan, you guys have known each other since way back from Wisconsin Republican politics. To be the bridge builder here. Is that how you feel?"
PRIEBUS: "I think it’s an important role for the party. Unifying the party should be no surprise to anyone that that’s one of the jobs of being the chairman of the Republican party. It’s important to be unified."
BASH: "But it’s not usually this hard."
PRIEBUS: "This was not a usual election. I mean, it was a very contentious, tough primary, and obviously no one can deny that. Something that a lot of us haven’t been through."
BASH: "Do you feel like a couple’s therapist?"
PRIEBUS: "You know, you wouldn’t say that if you were in the room. It was very — it was great, and I think it had very good chemistry between the two of them."