Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested that voters “don’t care” about Donald Trump’s on-going struggles with female voters, refusal to release tax returns and allegations of pranking journalists in the 90s.
Priebus appeared on three different Sunday talk shows on Fox, CBS and ABC talk shows, downplaying the GOP presidential nominee’s private life.
“I don’t think Donald Trump is being judged based on his personal life,” Pribeus told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
“I think people are judging Donald Trump as to whether or not he’s someone that’s going to go to Washington and shake things up. And that’s why he’s doing so well.”
During his CBS and Fox appearances, Priebus five times used the terms “don’t care” and “[failure to] move [the electoral dial]” to downplay Trump’s ongoing challenges.
When asked about a New York Times magazine piece chronicling Trump’s alleged mistreatment of women, Priebus told Fox that voters have other issues in mind.
“People just don’t care. I think people look at Donald Trump and say – and Hillary Clinton and say, who is going to bring an earthquake to Washington, D.C.?” he told “Fox News Sunday.”
“It’s a little bit odd,” Priebus conceded, “but I will just tell you that I think, of all the things facing this country right now, and after being through this primary for a year, I can assure you that that particular issue is not going to move the electorate.
Trump is closing in on the GOP presidential nomination with his final two challengers, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, suspending their campaigns two weeks ago.
The Donald had no campaign events on Sunday but was scheduled to attend commencement ceremonies at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.
Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump is among 1,500 students graduating from UPenn’s School of Arts and Sciences.
The Republican frontrunner will be at the same ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden, who’ll be there to see granddaughter Naomi Biden cross the stage.
Source: NY Post