Donald Trump met with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in DC
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 — Donald Trump made a secret trip to Washington D.C. to meet with several members of the Republican National Committee. Donald Trump says he met with them in order to bring unity within the party.
Donald Trump’s attempt at bringing “unity” to the party can be seen as a sign of weakness. Donald Trump’s campaign has been a campaign of telling it like it is. However due to recent events he may be realizing that he may not be able to gain the delegates needed to clinch the nomination which would lead to a brokered convention.
Donald Trump has spent the past few days fighting controversies over and over. This week, Trump aide Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery after security footage showed him “allegedly” grabbing the arm of former Breitbart news reporter Michelle Fields. More recently, Donald Trump made a big gaffe when it came to an abortion question during an MSNBC interview with Chris Matthews.
Mr. Trump is now facing falling poll numbers. In a CNN poll taken during mid-March, 73% of women voters view Donald Trump negatively. Trump’s favorability rating among women voters generally is the worst out of all the remaining major party presidential candidates, and is on the decline. 0% of women voters say they would back Clinton, 33% Trump. That compares with a 50% Trump to 45% Clinton split among men. Both Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fare much better among women against Clinton than Trump, with Kasich trailing Clinton by 7 and Cruz down 15 points.
The question is can Donald Trump survive these damaging moments. We have seen in the past both Republican and Democrats attack Trump, but those attacks never stuck. It appears after all this that Donald Trump is trying out damage control by begging for RNC support despite his constant bickering with the establishment.