The core of the opposition to Priebus comes from conservatives who never felt that Trump was one of them, and the #NeverTrumpers that to this day stand opposed to the Republican nominee.
“I’ve yet to meet a GOP operative who thinks Priebus will be around after November. Even if Trump wins he’ll have the skunk’s stink on him,” said John Noonan, a former national security aide to Jeb Bush and a prominent #NeverTrumper.
Others are opposed to Priebus’ management style, and have a sour taste about how he ran the Republican Party’s convention in July.
“Reince thinks he’s the king of the party,” said Curly Haughland, who until recently was a member of the RNC from North Dakota. “As soon as the election is over, no matter which way it goes, there is going to be a tremendous amount of interest in seeing someone else run the RNC… Whether the Republicans win or lose, Reince will not be the chairman.”