Yesterday there were a lot of conference calls among Republicans. Reince Preibus’ call got the most reporting, and in it he attempted to tamp down any fears or concerns that the party was looking to Dump Trump. Reince, as he does, did his best to make it sound like everything is fine in the party and with the nominee.
But the other big call, the one Speaker Ryan held with House Republicans, tells you how things are really going. Not just in the relationship with lawmakers and the nominee, but in Trump’s relationship to base voters.