The Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump would like all Republican leaders to welcome his presidential campaign, but suggested that he doesn’t need them to win.
In a recent discussion on NBC News’ Meet the Press, Trump said it would be “nice” if all GOP members united and backed him up.
“We’re going to have a great convention and I think we’re going to go on to a great victory. It would be nice if the Republicans stuck together,” he says in an interview aired Sunday. “I think that I win either way. I can win one way or the other.”
“I obviously won the primaries without them,” he added. “You know, I’m an outsider and I won the primaries. I do believe that we can win either way, but it would be nice if we stuck together.”
“I think that honestly, they should go about their business and do a wonderful job, work on budgets, get the budgets down, get the military the kind of money they need, lots of other things,” Trump told “Face the Nation.” “And they shouldn’t be talking so much.”
“They should go out and do their job, let me do my job. I have tremendous support from both politicians and the people. Tremendous support,” he continued. “Unfortunately the media just likes to cover really a small number of people that maybe have something to say. I think they should go about their work. Let me run for president. I think I’m going to do very well.”
Although House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have both endorsed Trump, top GOP leaders like George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, have decided to sit out this race.