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RNC official goes down in flames trying to convince CNN Trump will ‘write a check’ for $100 million

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Republican National Committee Chief Strategist Sean Spicer asserted on Monday that “everything is fine” with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was even though it reportedly has only $1.3 million in the bank.

“I think when you look at the entirety of where our party is at and where our efforts are at combined with the party and the campaign, it’s the Republicans that are far ahead,” Spicer argued to CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “I appreciate everyone’s concern over the state of our party, we’re doing just great.”

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“He’s got $1.3 million in the bank,” CNN co-host John Berman noted. “There are county commissioners that have that much in the bank right now in a campaign. Are you saying that’s a good place to be?”

“That’s a false narrative,” Spicer shot back. “Donald Trump has largely financed his entire campaign by writing checks, he can continue to do that. If Trump wants to get the number at $100 million, he’ll write a check and pump it up.”

“It’s false to say that he has $1.3 million,” he continued. “If he wanted to get that number up in 2 seconds, he just strokes a check and it’s up.”

“Has Trump told you he’s going to write those checks?” Bolduan asked.

“He has the option!” Spicer insisted.

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“The option doesn’t matter if he’s not going to use it,” Berman observed.

“That’s a false narrative!” Spicer pleaded. “He has the option to do that. So, to say that the bank account is what it is, is not really reflecting the current environment.”

The RNC official added that it is unfair to suggest Trump’s campaign was in trouble because is only “down by a touchdown.”

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Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast June 21, 2016.

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