Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday ripped The Washington Post over an editorial that faulted him in part for the rise of GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats target Trump's border wall in defense bill debate Obama ethics czar: Trump fundraiser at his DC hotel ‘illegal’ Trump trolling of Comey — Not presidential MORE.
 
"That is the stupidest editorial that I've ever seen," Priebus responded on CNN's "New Day" when presented with some of the remarks published earlier this week.
 
"That I'm called out for not beating up the front-runner of the GOP — it's ridiculous," Priebus said. "That's not my job."
 
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The editorial published Monday latched onto Priebus's comments that the GOP would support its nominee and his suggestion that whomever Republicans put forward is a better choice than the Democratic option.
 
"[Winning] cannot and will not be an antidote to the moral poison of Mr. Trump’s campaign," the editors of the Post wrote. "Party leaders who support and celebrate his victory will be accomplices to an attack on the fundamental values of American democracy."

The Post acknowledged that Priebus condemned Trump's proposal in December to ban all Muslims from the United States. "But, also like many top Republicans, the party chairman has nevertheless given Mr. Trump a wide berth to run a flamboyant insult of a campaign."

"My job is to put forward the fairest process we can put forward, to not put my hand on the scale, to allow our delegates to make the choices they want to make, and then accept the decision the delegates make," Priebus shot back Wednesday.

Party officials have had to walk a fine line in the hope of not giving Trump any evidence of unfair treatment to justify launching a third-party bid, as he has repeatedly threatened to do.
 
Trump's position in the GOP presidential field has solidified after he picked up his third consecutive win with the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday, and on Wednesday he picked up his first congressional endorsements.
 
"We're going to embrace whoever the nominee is," Priebus insisted on CNN when asked whether party officials were ready to embrace Trump as their nominee.