August 3, 2016 2:13 pm -

ABC is reporting an effort within the Republican Party to deal with a possible full implosion of the Trump campaign.

Jon Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News, reported Wednesday morning that Republican officials were scrambling to plan for the possibility that Trump might suddenly quit the presidential race.

“This is absolutely unprecedented,” Karl reported. “First of all, I am told RNC chairman Reince Priebus is furious, that he has had multiple discussions with Trump telling him he needs to drastically change course. But here’s the news, I am told senior officials at the party are actively exploring what would happen if Trump dropped out, how to replace him on the ballot.”


Karl said the Republican Party could not force Trump out of the race now that he’s their nominee, but he might solve their problem by dropping out.
“He would have to go out voluntarily, then it would be the 168 members of the RNC, through a complicated process, that would pick a new candidate,” Karl said. “It would have to happen by early September.”

A stunned George Stephanopoulos, the Good Morning America host, asked if that was a real possibility.

“He is so unpredictable right now, they are so unable to control his message, that they just don’t know and clearly think it is a possibility, which is why they’re looking at these rules,” Karl said.

Despite of all that, Trump remains within “shouting distance” of Hillary Clinton — which Karl said only made Republicans angrier at his unforced errors.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.