Former President Donald Trump, on Monday, introduced his suggestions for modifications inside the Republican National Committee, proposing management positions for North Carolina GOP chair Michael Whatley, daughter-in-law Lara Trump and marketing campaign senior adviser Chris LaCivita.
Last Week, Trump beneficial Whatley exchange RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel after the South Carolina Primary.
A supply acquainted with the change informed Fox News Digital on the time that Trump was pushing for Whatley to switch McDaniel as a result of he was “so powerful on election fraud” in 2020.
On Monday, Trump formally introduced that he believes Whatley ought to be the RNC’s subsequent chief.
“Michael has been with me from the beginning, has done a great job in his home state of North Carolina, and is committed to election integrity, which we must have to keep fraud out of our election, so it can’t be stolen,” Trump stated.
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Whatley has served because the North Carolina GOP chair since 2019. Whatley additionally serves as the final counsel for the Republican National Committee.
Prior to his work with the Republican Party, Whatley served as a federal legislation clerk, a senior official within the President George W. Bush administration and because the chief of employees for former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C. Whatley additionally served as a senior adviser to the Bush-Cheney marketing campaign, Florida Recount and Transition Teams, in addition to the Trump-Pence marketing campaign and transition groups.
Along with trying to get Whatley into the highest management place within the committee, Trump introduced plans for his daughter-in-law Lara Trump to run as co-chair of the RNC.
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“Lara is an extremely talented communicator and is dedicated to all that MAGA stands for,” the previous president stated. “She has told me she wants to accept this challenge and would be GREAT!”
The third place Trump hopes to have affect on inside the committee is chief working officer. He’d wish to see Chris LaCivita in that function.
“Chris will manage the RNC’s day-to-day operations, so it will become a fighting machine for 2024 and use all the tools available to win for the American people,” Trump stated.
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The forty fifth president additionally stated the three people are “highly talented, battle-tested, and smart,” including they’ve his “complete and total endorsement” to steer the RNC.
As Trump seeks reelection to function Commander in Chief for an additional 4 years, he acknowledged on Monday how essential it was for the RNC to be a superb associate throughout the election.
“That means helping to ensure fair and transparent elections across the country, getting out the vote everywhere – even in parts of the country where it won’t be easy – and working with my campaign, as the Republican presumptive nominee for President, to win this election and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” he exclaimed.
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Last week, Trump met with McDaniel at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and after the assembly, he posted on his Truth Social that McDaniel was a “friend” however that he could be urging modifications on the RNC after the South Carolina presidential main.
The former president pointed to McDaniel’s earlier tenure as chair of the Michigan GOP.
“I think she did OK, initially, in the RNC. I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made,” he added.
When she gained reelection final 12 months, McDaniel stated in an interview with Fox News that it could be her final two-year time period steering the nationwide social gathering committee.
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If McDaniel does resign, her alternative would want approval from the 168 RNC committee members.
McDaniel addressed the hypothesis final week in a letter to RNC members, reassuring them that she was nonetheless laborious at work as RNC chairwoman, “building a machine that will elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November.”
Brooke Singman and Paul Steinhauser of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.