RNC Holds 'Emergency Conference Call'

But the results are not what you may have predicted
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2016 6:52 PM CDT
RNC Holds 'Emergency Conference Call'
Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, stands on stage during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Republican National Committee held an "emergency conference call" Monday, Politico reports, and though the call was scheduled amid speculation that the RNC might abandon Trump or at least divert its resources to down-ballot candidates after Trump's 2005 comments about women became public, the end result was less than scintillating. "I want to make it very clear that the RNC is in full coordination with the Trump campaign, and we have a great relationship with them. If there’s any takeaway from this call, that’s the takeaway," RNC chair Reince Priebus said on the call. Priebus spent much of the remaining 14 minutes denying "false rumors" that the RNC planned to find a new candidate, among other things. He also called Trump's apology over the 2005 comments "heartfelt," and said another conference call would be held in about a week. (More Election 2016 stories.)

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