- President Trump’s recognition of Ronna McDaniel as chairman of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday is another major test of his power within the Republican Party in 2020.
- His participation in the internal election campaign symbolized Trump’s desire to firmly grasp the party’s leadership structure and the valuable voter data it collects for Republican candidates, and to keep in touch with powerful donors.
- But political stalwarts interviewed by Insider said that considering Trump will leave the White House soon and be one of the many competitors in the broad field for the 2024 presidential nomination, Trump’s support is embarrassing.
- A Republican close to the president said: “It̵
- Other candidates nominated as RNC chairman include Kimberly Guilfoyle, Corey Lewandowski and Reince Priebus.
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President Donald Trump is trying to use his waning power to influence the upcoming important Republican National Committee vote, which will help determine whether the Republican Party is still under his control during the Joe Biden era , Still split into many different parts.
Trump surprised the party’s supporters by supporting the current RNC chairman Ronna McDaniel on Wednesday night, and then anyone else can publicly announce his campaign for strong positions at the expected January meeting in Washington, DC the purpose.
The president’s march into the country’s campaign is another signal of his desire to maintain firm control of the internal party leadership structure, as well as the valuable voter data it collects for Republican candidates and its influence with powerful donors.
At the same time, Trump continued to publicly question the results of the 2020 election and vetoed his second term. President Bush refused to admit that the game progressed to President-elect Biden, although he also started talking with White House aides and his upcoming Lame Duck status external advisers and a potential announcement before the end of the year to install a public talk about the 2024 presidential election.
Several RNC members who spoke with Insider this week said that it is too early to say whether Trump’s support for McDaniel is sufficient to guarantee her victory in a game, which may include Kimberly Guilfoyle, Corey Lewandowski and Reince Priebus.
However, these sources said that Trump’s attempt to unilaterally appoint the party’s chief executive seems to be an embarrassing move, because he may soon become one of the many Republicans running for the party’s next presidential nomination.
A Republican close to the president said: “The RNC will be controlled by the candidate, which is a bit disturbing.” “The members are shocked.”
Trump made the decision through a tweet, and the decision to hold McDaniel as party chairman for two more years was reached before she even publicly announced her intention to seek the job again. A GOP source familiar with McDaniel’s thinking said that she is expected to announce that she will be participating again soon.
But McDaniel is not the only one paying attention to this position. RNC members said that they have spent several months preparing for the fierce battle that Trump will no longer serve as the current president.
An RNC member said: “Once he loses, he has no power.” He is likely to support McDaniel’s proposal to run for the third election.
GOP power vacuum, if any
After the defeat, the last three Republican presidential candidates resigned, allowing RNC members to choose their leadership.
After former President George HW Bush lost to Clinton in 1992, RNC members chose Haley Barbour to run the RNC. Then pick up Sen. John McCain lost to Barack Obama. After Mitt Romney’s failure in 2012, RNC retained Reince Priebus to manage the party.
The RNC members interviewed by The Insider this week said they want to have the same authority to choose their own leaders. One person added that they were “shocked and shocked” when they learned that Trump would try to pick the next chairman.
A former RNC official said: “168 wants to regain power.” He was referring to the number of members of the committee that ultimately voted by the states and US territories to decide who should lead.
Since the end of the summer, those who asked the RNC to serve as chairman have been gambling about who will govern if Trump loses.
Ohio Republican Chairwoman Jane Timken and Mississippi RNC committee member Henry Barbour could become competitors if Trump loses. Insiders reported in August that if Trump wins, advisers said he could try to appoint Gilfoyle, who is dating Donald Trump Jr.
But Trump’s defeat of Biden meant that other candidates lined up last week and this week to quietly seek support behind the scenes. Three Republicans who knew the situation told insiders that former RNC chairman Pribus continued to serve as Trump’s first White House chief of staff, and he was still calling other Republicans and testing the waters on the party’s water in order to be in the party. Realize returns.
Lewandowski and another Trump senior adviser, David Bossie, were also selected as potential candidates until Trump recognized McDaniel. Some Republicans said that the president’s move effectively cleared the way for her re-election, although there is no guarantee that she will not face any competition.
Another RNC member who supported McDaniel said: “There will be an anti-Trump candidate who may try.” “We will see how big the faction is.”