WASHINGTON – The Republican front runner Donald Trump came to Washington today for an in-depth meeting with his foreign policy team. But he is taking time to stop by the Republican National Committee to talk about the convention.
According to POLITICO Trump meet on Thursday with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during his trip to Washington, just two days after he disavowed his pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee.
NBC reported that Trump want to get clear where the RNC was on his campaign Again according to the POLITICO report the front runner wanted assurances that if he were to clinch the party’s nomination that he would have the all important backing of the RNC.
Trump also wanted to let the party know that he was prepared for the possibility of a contested convention.Trump’s visit to the RNC came as he swung back into presidential mode on Thursday, also convening a meeting in Washington with members of his newly established foreign policy team and rolling out his plans for the rest of the campaign.
The meeting lasted about an hour as dozens of reporters and onlookers gathered outside the headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Trump left out of a back door, waving to media and onlookers from his motorcade as it rolled out. Some reporters shouted questions, which Trump did not acknowledge.
Moments after being seen leaving RNC headquarters, Trump tweeted that he had a “nice meeting” with Priebus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2016
After Trump’s tweet the RNC issued the following statement:
“The Chairman is in constant communication with all of the candidates and their campaigns about the primaries, general election, and the convention. Meeting and phone conversations with candidates and their campaigns are common and will increase as we get closer to November.”
Appearing on Fox News Thursday night, Priebus declined to comment on the substance of the meeting and only would say that “The meeting had been in the works for a few days.”
The meeting at the RNC headquarters came after Trump was clear that he was not sure that he would honor the pledge to support the GOP nominee no matter who it might be. Something that his two chief rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich also backed away from the pledge, setting up a possible fight at the convention over the summer.