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Steele Won't Defend 'Unfortunate' RNC Presentation (VIDEO)


Kelly asked Steele about "essentially ripping on its own donors in this" by referring to large donors as ego-driven and small donors as driven by fear. She asked Steele for his response.

"I'm trying to figure out what the intent behind - I mean, the words on paper don't sound appealing. And certainly we love our donors and we thank them for the support that they've given us over the past year, and continue to give us," said Steele. "I don't know what the context, or how that was presented to this particular committee of individuals. I was told, that's typically what people think about our donors -- or think about donors generally. But that is not the case for our donors. Our donors are compassionate, concerned activists out there who support a party that they believe in. And we want that to continue."