Donald Trump, “I don’t need GOP leaders to Win in November”
Donald Trump asks reluctant Republican leaders to join his Presidential campaign, but says he does not need them to win in November.
In a TV interview Sunday Donald Trump said it would be “nice” if Republicans all got on board in the race to the White House
“We are going to have a great convention and I think we’re going to go on to a great victory. It would be nice if the Republicans stuck together,” he said Sunday. “I think that I win either way. I can win one way or the other.”
“I obviously won the primaries without them,” he added. “You know, I’m an outsider and I won the primaries. I do believe that we can win either way, but it would be nice if we stuck together.”
“I think that honestly, they should go about their business and do a wonderful job, work on budgets, get the budgets down, get the military the kind of money they need, lots of other things,” Donald Trump said. “And they should not be talking so much.
“They should go out and do their job, let me do my job. I have tremendous support from both politicians and the people. Tremendous support,” he continued. “Unfortunately the media just likes to cover really a small number of people that maybe have something to say. I think they should go about their work. Let me run for President. I think I’m going to do very well.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have both declared their support.
The fallen elite GOP leaders including former Presidents George W. Bush (43) and George H.W. Bush ($!) have yet to endorse Donald Trump, and former GOP Presidential nominee and loser Mitt Romney is strident in his criticism of Donald Trump.
Tensions flare regularly between Donald Trump and some establishment figures within the party since he became the presumptive nominee in late May when he defeated every candidate put up against him with record Republican primary voter turnout.
The W-P reported Friday that Mr. Trump’s critics led by Low Energy Jeb hope to challenge him in Cleveland next month by making changes to rules governing the convention. Do not expect anything to come of that, they have about 12 aboard Vs over 2,000 delegates from primary states won by Donald Trump.
Donald Trump said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 1 of the 16 Republicans vanquished during the party’s primary elections, may be among those attempting to undermine him. “Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand,” he said in Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, Donald Trump said he raised $12 to 13-M for the RNC in the past 2 days alone, and that if Republicans “don’t want to help out as much, I will fund my own campaign.”
Donald Trump predicted success with groups including Women and Latinos.
Jan Brewer, the former Arizona governor who has endorsed Mr. Trump, was at Saturday’s event in Phoenix, AZ.
“Look at all these Women for Trump,” he said at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the the Arizona State Fairgrounds on a day when the outside temperatures reached 110F, and a heat warning was in effect.
“We are going to do unbelievably well with Women, Mexicans, Hispanics, and with the Latinos,” he said. “It is a movement. I’ve been on the cover of Time magazine so many times, I feel like a super-model.”
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