If Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus thought he would be pitched softballs when he showed up on Fox News this morning, he quickly learned that host Chris Wallace was loaded for bear.
Specifically, Wallace asked Priebus if he was at all worried by an in-depth report from the New York Times that detailed “repeated instances of Trump insulting women and making unwanted advances even in the workplace.”
Priebus smugly replied:
“Well, you know, a lot of things bother me. And obviously, I’m the wrong person to be asking that particular question.”
Wallace, however, was not letting Priebus get away that easily, and he countered:
“Wait a minute.Why are you the wrong person? You’re the chairman of the party. This is your nominee, and they’re saying he has mistreated women.”
Once more Priebus attempted to swat away Wallace’s query by claiming:
“People just don’t care. I think people look at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and say, ‘Who is going to bring an earthquake to Washington, D.C.?’
“I don’t think Donald Trump and his personal life is something that people are looking at and saying, ‘Wow, I’m surprised that he’s had girlfriends.’ That’s not what people look at.”
“Whoa, forgive me, sir. It’s not whether or not he had girlfriends. The question is whether or not he mistreated women, whether he made unwanted advances, whether he humiliated women in the workplace.
“I don’t understand why you say people don’t care about that. And are you going to look into the allegations?”
At that point, Priebus tried to do damage control by saying:
“I’m not saying people don’t care about it. I’m just saying that the reason he is where he’s at is he represents something different than the traditional analysis of individual candidates. And yes, everything bothers me, Chris. But I don’t know the truth of these things.
“All I’m saying is that after a year of different stories, nothing applies. That’s all I’m saying.”
Nothing applies? Really?! Well, I guess we’ll just see about that in November, Mr. Priebus.
Here’s the interview from earlier today:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.