The Republican National Committee is reportedly weighing its options in the event that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump drops out of the election.
But is Trump dropping out of the race?
Here's what we know…
This morning, ABC News' Jonathan Karl told "Good Morning America" that he's been told senior officials in the party are actively looking into how they'll replace the real estate magnate.
"This is absolutely unprecedented," Karl said. "I am told that RNC chairman Reince Priebus is furious he has had multiple discussions with Trump telling him he needs to drastically change course."
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The reason Priebus issued such a warning has to do with Donald Trump's very public feud with the parents of the late U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan in media appearances. Khan, a naturalized citizen and a Muslim, died in 2004 during combat operations in Iraq.
Veterans groups, including the American Legion, the VFW, and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), have rebuked Trump for criticizing Khan's Gold Star parents.
"Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression," Brian Duffy, leader of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said in a statement Monday, according to VFW.org.
Is Trump Dropping Out?
Well, if he were, he would have to do so voluntarily.
ABC News reported this morning that there is no mechanism for forcing him to withdraw his nomination.
And to be clear, Trump has likewise not indicated that he is looking to exit the race.
"One Republican legal expert has advised party officials that, for practical reasons, Trump would have to drop out by early September to give the party enough time to choose his replacement and get the next nominee's name on the ballot in enough states to win," reported ABC News.
- ABC News: GOP Officials Exploring Options if Trump Drops Out
- VFW.org: VFW Supports Gold Star Families