Reince Priebus reportedly threatened to dump Donald Trump – campaign live

Report in Time magazine quotes party officials who claim Priebus told Trump he would steer Republican party away from nominee if he doesn’t right the ship

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On other campaigns, we would have to scrounge for crumbs. Here, it’s a fire hose. He can set himself on fire at breakfast, kill a nun at lunch and waterboard a puppy in the afternoon. And that doesn’t even get us to prime time.

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Donald Trump’s assertion that he opposed the Iraq war before the 2003 invasion has long since been debunked, but an unearthed section from one of Trump’s many books shows that the real estate tycoon supported invading Iraq as early as 2000.

“I’m no warmonger,” Trump wrote in his book The America We Deserve, published three years before the invasion of Iraq. “But the fact is, if we decide to strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion. When we don’t we have the worst of all worlds: Iraq remains a threat, and now has more incentive than ever to attack us.”

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