Trump's Unconventional Moves: Surprising Picks for Republican National Committee Successor

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 02/13/2024
Donald Trump is known for his propensity for making hirings nearly as much as firings, and now he is throwing a curveball with his choice—or rather, picks—to succeed Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Committee. 

The previous president has supported Lara Trump, who is married to the former president's son, Eric, as well as Michael Whatley, the RNC's chief counsel and the front-runner, according to Politico. According to Bloomberg, it seems that the two native North Carolinians will take up the roles of co-chairs for the Republican National Committee.

Trump said that Lara Trump, a former television producer, is "an extraordinarily brilliant communicator and is devoted to all that MAGA stands for," while Whatley, who has supported the former president's baseless accusations of 2020 voting fraud, is "committed to election integrity," according to the Hill. 

Politico reports that "party members are virtually expected to accept the choices of the candidate poised to [be] the presidential nominee," even if McDaniel's successor will be determined by a committee vote. "Applying public pressure on McDaniel to stand down and then promoting his daughter-in-law for RNC chair would all but cement Trump's grasp over the Republican campaign organization," according to Bloomberg.

In order to "guarantee fair and transparent elections," mobilize voters "even in sections of the nation where it will not be easy," and support his campaign "to win this election and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN," Trump emphasized that the RNC must operate "flawlessly." 

Politico reports that Trump would also likely suggest Chris LaCivita, the Trump campaign's co-campaign manager, for the position of RNC chief operations officer.


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