Republican National Committee Chief Strategist & Communications Director Sean Spicer pushed back Friday on reports that an organized effort is pressing forward to prevent presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump from securing the votes needed to become the official nominee at the convention in July.
Spicer posted the following message in a Friday afternoon tweet:
Donald Trump bested 16 highly qualified candidates and received more primary votes than any candidate in Republican Party history. All of the discussion about the RNC Rules Committee acting to undermine the presumptive nominee is silly. There is no organized effort, strategy or leader of this so-called movement. It is nothing more than a media creation and a series of tweets.
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Regarding all of the discussion about the RNC Rules committee – see attached pic.twitter.com/RXNZSqbm0b
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) June 17, 2016
“Dozens” of delegates to the RNC convention were reported to be planning a coup against presumptive nominee Trump according to a Washington Post report. Trump recently revoked the Post’s press credentials for Trump events citing their “inaccurately” reporting of Trump in the course of his presidential campaign. Only four delegates are cited in the Post report on anti-Trump convention plans.
Post owner Jeff Bezos assigned 20 reporters to delve into research on Trump’s history. Bezos has defended the aggressive investigation on Trump despite evidence that a similar effort has not been made to look into Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s past. Trump has accused “the owners of Amazon,” which includes Bezos, of using the Post as “their political lobbyist so that they don’t have to pay taxes and don’t get sued for monopolistic tendencies…”
Former senior communications advisor to Gov. Mike Huckabee Hogan Gidley previously told Breitbart News that none of the supposed members of the anti-Trump group are on the Rules Committee and as such, “It’s not viable.”
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