February 5, 2024

Trump Talks Upcoming Changes at RNC in Discussion About Ronna McDaniel

Former President Donald Trump suggested potential changes within the Republican National Committee (RNC) during a Sunday interview, expressing concerns about its financial state under Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings revealed that the RNC had a cash balance of only $8 million, marking its lowest figure since 2014.

Host Maria Bartiromo raised questions about the RNC's financial challenges, especially after the party's underwhelming performance in the 2022 midterm elections and the disappointing 2023 election night.

Bartiromo pointed out the Democrats' financial strength and the RNC's reported lowest bank balance since 2016, along with credit line seeking and a reported loan default by the Michigan GOP.

Trump, distancing himself from the RNC, noted that people are demanding changes within the committee. Despite Trump acknowledging McDaniel's past success in running Michigan for him, he hinted at potential alterations in the RNC.

"I have a lot of money, and the money that they get, people are not looking at the RNC," Trump stated.

"They want changes. You have to understand, I have nothing to do with the RNC, I don’t — I’m separate," he added during the interview.

While McDaniel successfully secured the chairmanship in January 2023 after overcoming a challenge by lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, Trump suggested the possibility of changes in the future.

Although he commended McDaniel's performance in Michigan and acknowledged her initial work at the RNC, Trump hinted that adjustments might be forthcoming.

"I think she did great when she ran Michigan for me," Trump commented. "I think she did okay initially at the RNC. I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made."

The former president's remarks underscored concerns about the RNC's financial standing and hinted at potential shifts in leadership moving forward.

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