Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Saturday on television station WISN that presidential Donald Trump is a “net positive” for the party.
“I think it brings a lot of interest to the Republican field,” Priebus told the station. “I think it’s a net positive for everybody. And it’s an indicator that there are people out there that are just sick and tired of Washington. I think Donald Trump has tapped into that.”
Priebus made similar statements on a New York radio program, “The Answer,” Sunday.
“To his credit, he’s done a good job of getting that message out,” he said on the radio show. “I mean, understanding the electorate. Knowing your audience, channeling your own concerns and frustrations in a way that the audience should best hear it and he’s having a lot of success in bringing that to the table.”
“He’s always been good to our party,” Preibus continued. “He’s always been good to me personally and as chairman of the party he’s been generous to us. He’s a Republican running for President and we’re built to support whoever the nominee should be.”