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RNC chief: Trump will ‘have to answer’ about reports of treatment of women

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview Sunday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will “have to answer” for the reports about his behavior toward women.
{mosads}”I also think there are things from many years ago, and I think that, you know, as Christians, judging each other I think is — is problematic,” Priebus said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I think it’s when people live in glass houses and throw stones is when people get in trouble.”
The chairman reiterated that Trump isn’t being judged based on his personal life.
“I think people are judging Donald Trump as to whether or not he’s someone that’s going to go to Washington and shake things up,” he said.
“And that’s why he’s doing so well.”
Priebus said in another interview that voters’ opinions of Trump will likely not be influenced by a New York Times article about how he treated women in private. The Times said it interviewed dozens of women who interacted with Trump, producing a “complex, at times contradictory portrait.” It said Trump mocked women’s appearances.
{mosads}”We’ve been working on this primary for over a year … and I’ve got to tell you,” Priebus said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think that all these stories that come out, and they come out every couple weeks, people just don’t care.”
Priebus said voters are looking at Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and thinking about who’s going to “bring an earthquake to Washington, D.C.”
The chairman said people are not looking at Trump’s personal life and saying they’re “surprised he’s had girlfriends in the past.” 
“That’s not what people look at Donald Trump for,” he said. “I think the traditional playbook and analysis really don’t apply.”
Later in the CNN interview, Priebus tried to clarify his comments. He said he wasn’t trying to say that people don’t care about concerns raised in the Times article, but noted that people are looking for someone who’s going to get something done.
— This report was updated at 10:17 a.m.
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