(Bloomberg) As Republican National Committee members convened Wednesday in southern Florida for a three-day confab, they sat just an hour drive from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion. An invitation there is highly unlikely, although the billionaire is sending two of his top strategists and a top surrogate to try to make nice.
Trump and the RNC's top brass have never been on particularly friendly terms. But in the weeks leading up to his blowout win in New York's primary, the relationship turned much worse with the Republican presidential front-runner feuding with the party's leadership over what he's called a "rigged" national convention. He's also promised a "rough July," if changes aren't made before the summer gathering in Cleveland.
The unusual public spat, which has dovetailed with Trump's populist campaign message, comes as the party's leaders meet for the last time before a convention that's shaping up to be the most volatile and competitive in a generation.
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