The head of the Republican National Committee on Sunday stated former President Donald Trump “still leads the party,” even after vowing earlier this yr that the committee can be impartial for the following presidential race.
Ronna McDaniel, in a radio interview with WABC-AM, cited the thousands and thousands in political donations that Trump has obtained forward of the 2022 midterm elections as a purpose for the social gathering’s persevering with assist.
“I always go back to the voters, and I think when you see the amount of people that show up to the rallies for President Trump, and this $102 million fundraising haul, I think the voters in America ― Republicans in America ― would absolutely say the president’s the most popular Republican and still leads the party,” she stated.
McDaniel again in January instructed The Associated Press that the RNC would keep “neutral” and never assist Trump’s 2024 ambitions over another potential candidates ought to he run. He has not formally confirmed whether or not he’ll.
“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” she stated.
Her newest feedback observe information that political teams supporting Trump raked in additional than $82 million through the first half of 2021, in response to filings disclosed by the Federal Election Commission.
Shortly after these filings have been launched, The New York Times revealed that $12.eight million was returned to donors throughout this identical interval after one-time donors complained they have been misled into making extra, automated donations. These returns totaled roughly 20% of the $56 million that Trump and his committees have reportedly raised on-line to this point this yr.
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