RNC Denies Report That Staffers Asked To Leave Unless They Support Trump

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May 5, 2016 12:11 p.m.
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The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Republican National Committee staffers were told that if they could not embrace Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee they would need to leave by the end of this week.

Here’s the unsourced Times report:

Some staff members at the Republican National Committee were told Wednesday that if they were unable to get behind the nominee, they should leave by the end of the week.

The RNC denied the Times’ report on Thursday morning.

“That is 100% false,” RNC spokeswoman Lindsay Walters wrote in an email to TPM when asked about the Times article.

After Donald Trump became the party’s presumptive nominee with a big win in the Indiana primary, the RNC called on Republicans to rally behind Trump. While several lawmakers have affirmed this week that they will back Trump as the nominee, some conservatives still refuse to back the real estate mogul.

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