UPDATE: GOP chief says Trump has been trying to be more presidential
WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Republican Party says Donald Trump has been trying hard to be presidential and doing that well lately.
In a brief interview Friday with The Associated Press, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also said the party’s presumptive presidential nominee should keep having conversations with GOP leaders. Trump met Thursday with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders.
A Trump supporter, California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, says he’s heard that Trump plans to meet rank-and-file GOP lawmakers in coming weeks.
Priebus says it’s up to Trump and the public whether the billionaire should release his tax returns. Trump says he won’t do that until IRS audits are complete.
Priebus also said he didn’t know what to make of a report in The Washington Post that Trump posed as his own spokesman more than two decades ago when speaking to a reporter about his personal relationships.