Trump Endorses New RNC Leadership, Wants Daughter-in-Law as Co-Chair

( – Just days after a meeting with Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at his Mar-a-Lago estate, former President Donald Trump called on McDaniel to step down. In her place, the likely Republican presidential candidate wants to see North Carolina GOP chairman Michael Whatley at the helm.

For her part, McDaniel said she does not plan to step down from the RNC until after the February 2024 primary election in South Carolina, though she did not firmly commit to do so even at that date.

Trump wants to keep it in the family, too. He said he wants his son’s wife, Lara Trump, to be Whatley’s co-chair. Her presence would certainly be to the candidate’s benefit; Lara Trump promised to spend “every single penny” of RNC campaign money to elect her father-in-law.

Though nearly all mainstream media tendentiously characterizes concerns about election fraud in 2020 (and ongoing) as “debunked,” American citizens and many political observers have genuine and reasonable concerns. Donald Trump, of course, famously believes the Democratic National Committee interfered with the 2020 elections to give Joe Biden a win.

These concerns are driving Trump’s requests for a change of leadership at the RNC. In a statement promoting Whatley as a good replacement for McDaniel, Trump said Whatley is “committed to election integrity.” This is necessary, Trump said, to “keep fraud out of our election.”

Though she is a longshot, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is the only Republican left standing in Trump’s way for the GOP nomination. She picked apart Trump’s statement, saying he “has fired the RNC chair” (he did not, as he does not have the power to do so), and pointed to Trump’s desire to see a family member in charge at the Committee.

Seeming to indirectly accuse Trump of trying to steal the election, Haley asked, “Is that how you’re going to try and take an election?”

Haley’s own South Carolina, where she formerly served as Governor, is not giving the candidate much support, either. A Winthrop University poll showed Trump has 65 percent support compared to Haley’s 29 percent, among all likely voters.

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