Trump Dismisses Rumors Regarding RNC Rift
With election day less than three months away, the fight to the White House continues to get messier.
However, Donald Trump isn’t bothered by reports claiming that the Republican National Committee is strategizing against him.
Reports say the group is planning to distance itself from his campaign in order to focus on down-ballot candidates.
Thursday morning, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted a response to the rumors.
“Story bout @reince telling @realDonaldTrump reallocating resources not true.”
When asked about the accusations on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night, Trump noted that he will feel no losses from cutting ties with the organization, but added that the story lines were indeed false.
According to USA TODAY, Trump said if they cut him off, he’ll be glad to do the same in return.
“And I mean, if it’s true, that’s OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party. I’m the one raising the money for them,” the Republican presidential nominee proclaimed. “In fact, right now I’m in Orlando. I’m going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want to do that, they can save me a lot of time and a lot of energy.
Trump also dismissed concerns regarding a letter signed by more than seventy high profile Republicans urging RNC chairman Reince Priebus to stop funding Trump. In the letter, the collective encouraged Priebus to shift money to other races.
“Well there’s no truth. I’m the one that’s funding, I’m the one that’s raising the money and other people are getting to use the money that I raised,” Trump said. “I’m putting up money from my own campaign, but I’m raising a lot of money for the Republican Party.”
“Sometime somebody will say, ‘Well, we’re not going to support Trump.’ They’re not going to support because they aren’t the people that I want,” he said.