With Donald Trump’s special knack for stealing headlines whenever he wants, regardless of how negative the news might be, the Republican Party has taken notice of one very important factor: he’s currently leading in the polls. So, if Trump is in the driver’s seat, whether for a week or through Election Day, what exactly does that mean for the rest of the candidates and the party in general? Well, that depends. On one hand, voters could see his brash, arrogant, and usually offensive rhetoric as a change of pace from the standard ass-kissing and pandering. On the other hand, he could potentially make the entire country hate everything about him and his fellow Republicans, bringing the party crashing down around him.
More importantly, can Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus control Trump and make his sudden and bizarre rise in popularity work in everyone’s favor? Anchors Tom Storey and Briana Lane investigate on today’s episode of The Desk.