Priebus: ‘I Don’t Really Care’ If Trump Blames Me For A Loss

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus answers questions from The Associated Press about Thursday’s face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at RNC headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016. With the GOP both energized and torn over Trump’s rise, Trump and Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences, though the speaker stopped short of a full-throated endorsement.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a Sunday interview that he isn’t worried about whether Donald Trump will blame him if the Republican nominee loses the presidential election on Tuesday.

“We’ve had our own arguments, you know that,” he told CBS “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson. “It’s politics. I don’t really care. What I care about is winning.”

Priebus said that he cared more about the outcome of the presidential election and down-ballot races than hypothetical backlash.

“Post-Tuesday, I’m not worried about that,” he said.

Priebus also claimed that Trump is “doing well in black communities.”

“We need to give him credit for all of his attempts,” Priebus said. “He went up to Detroit. He went to Cleveland.”

Most polls show Trump trailing Clinton significantly among black voters, polling as low as 1 percent.

Watch the interview below:

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