- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Donald Trump met Thursday with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the party headquarters in Washington.

The meeting came amid tension between Mr. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, and party leaders who have launched a campaign to block the real estate tycoon at a contested convention from becoming the GOP standard-bearer.

Mr. Priebus has said he would support Mr. Trump if he is the nominee, though the RNC also has begun preparing for a possible contested convention in July in Cleveland.

Mr. Trump’s arrival at RNC headquarters for the unscheduled meeting was caught on camera by news outlets, including MSNBC.

Mr. Trump was in Washington meeting with top advisers, including national security and foreign policy advisers. His campaign also announced that it was setting up a Washington office to run its convention and delegate operations, as well as work with the RNC and Congress members.

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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