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Donald And The RNC: 'Maybe Something's Going On'

Trump and the Republican Party infrastructure are not getting along.

I watched this video of Donald Trump, and something seemed not quite right. Even more not quite right than usual for Donald Trump. Here he is not being defiant, but whining that the Republican National Committee and establishment should "just be quiet."


Donald Trump slammed GOP leaders on Wednesday for not lining up behind him, implying that he's willing to go forward without their help.

"We have to have our Republicans either stick together or let me just do it by myself. I'll do very well. I'm going to do very well. OK? I'm going to do very well. A lot of people thought I should do that anyway, but I'll just do it very nicely by myself," Trump said, though he did not elaborate on what doing it "by myself" would mean.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also accused his party's leaders of being weak and told them to "please be quiet."

"You know the Republicans, honestly folks, our leaders, our leaders have to get tougher," Trump said during a rally in Atlanta. "Our leaders have to get a lot tougher. And be quiet. Just please be quiet. Don't talk. Please be quiet. Just be quiet to the leaders because they have to get tougher, they have to get sharper, they have to get smarter."

What could have prompted Trump to tell people who are not behind him to "just be quiet"? Politico has a possibility, and it's a giant UH OH.

While Trump had promised Priebus that he would call two dozen top GOP donors, when RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh recently presented Trump with a list of more than 20 donors, he called only three before stopping, according to two sources familiar with the situation. It’s unclear whether he resumed the donor calls later.

Oh no. It's totally clear, Politico. The three big time RNC donors Trump actually called?

Whatever happened to "art of the deal," Donald?

Anyhoo, after three presumed total and utter rejections, why would a narcissist like Trump keep on dialing? And you have to know that those donors have Reince Priebus on speed dial, and were probably very unhappy that Reince had given that monster their phone number.

Reince apologizes and reaches into his, ahem, "files"....


So what's worse, dealing with this out of control insane candidate, or pretending that EVERYTHING IS FINE!

And not to be mean, if I was on staff at the RNC (heeyuh) I would be watching Reince closely to make sure he didn't swap his Jim Beam for some Draino.

You've got five more months of this, Reince. Hang in there.

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