Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared Hillary “about the best person we could possibly hope for” on Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

Priebus said that Hillary Clinton’s biggest weakness is “the fact that Americans, the more they get to know Hillary Clinton, don’t trust her, and I think if we just stick to the facts on that instead of just political rhetoric, and you look at polling that has taken place over the last couple of weeks, you have Hillary Clinton underwater on the question of trust in battleground states. I think what’s really important, as well, is if you’re — obviously, people watching this show are pretty into politics. She’s got 100% name ID, so she has that pure saturation, and she’s losing in battleground states to many candidates head-to-head that have name ID of like 30%, and what that actually tells you is that it has a lot to do with the fact that people aren’t really buying the product of Hillary.”

He added that while Republicans have to be “about perfect,” “I do think that Hillary gives us the best opportunity to make that case because I think she gives you, number one, a person that we can unify our party behind, she gives us a person that we can raise a lot of money against, and she gives us a person that actually if you look at her record, and you have to recruit volunteers, and you have to bring out a message about your opponent, she’s about the best person we could possibly hope for. So, yeah, I think that she’s got a terrible record, and one that’s pretty hard to actually find some accomplishments on.”

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