Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus followed up on the RNC’s so-called “autopsy report” on “Morning Joe” Friday, telling its hosts that Republicans need to stop saying “stupid” and “idiotic” things and urging a shorter presidential primary process.
Responding to a question from conservative host Joe Scarborough, Priebus agreed that the Republican Party needed to “open up its tent” to appeal to a larger percentage of the American public.
“You’ve got to make Reagan’s 80-20 rule cool again. And that’s just that my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy,” Priebus said. “We’re not going to grow our party by division and subtraction. … You come into a presidential election with a lot of turnout, and a lot of idiotic things [were] said.”