AP Interview: Priebus declares rebellion against Trump dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead — if it even existed.

Priebus spoke with The Associated Press on Friday, looking ahead to a unified national convention next week amid signs that both Trump and the broader party are moderating their message.

For example Priebus said the party is ready to welcome an openly gay speaker to the Cleveland convention. And he praised Trump for backing off a divisive plan to ban all Muslim immigrants. The chairman also reminded skeptical conservatives that, whether they like it or not, they have no choice but to embrace Trump.

He said, “There is no other candidate.”

The “Never Trump” rebellion? “It’s over,” he said. “It was never there.”

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