According to Meidiate, former President Donald Trump has become more receptive to advisers suggesting the resignation of Ronna McDaniel as the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). This shift is attributed to the GOP’s recent electoral losses in Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Sources close to Trump indicate that he has grown “increasingly sour” with McDaniel and the RNC’s leadership.
The report from CNBC highlights a “growing chorus” of Trump’s allies who argue that McDaniel’s leadership is responsible for the party’s recent struggles. These allies believe that the RNC did not provide sufficient support during the off-year elections and contend that McDaniel may not withstand internal party pressure if Trump publicly calls for her resignation.
Trump has reportedly received feedback from within the GOP, with some suggesting that McDaniel’s leadership is a factor in the party’s setbacks. There are efforts to persuade Trump to pressure McDaniel into stepping down.
The dynamics between Trump and McDaniel have been strained before. Earlier in 2021, there were reports of friction when Trump was said to be considering starting his own political party. While these reports were denied by Trump and McDaniel, the recent calls for McDaniel’s resignation add to the existing tensions within the party.
Despite these reported tensions, another source close to Trump claimed to be unaware of any plans for the former president to call for McDaniel’s resignation. The report acknowledges that there have been conflicting signals within the GOP, with some seeking McDaniel’s departure and others expressing support for her continued leadership.
The potential call for McDaniel’s resignation underscores the internal challenges faced by the Republican Party in the aftermath of recent electoral setbacks. The dynamics within the GOP continue to evolve, and Trump’s role in shaping the party’s future remains a central point of interest and contention
TRUMP HAS BEEN HEARING FROM ALLIES WITHIN HIS PARTY WHO BELIEVE MCDANIEL’S LEADERSHIP AT THE RNC IS TO BLAME FOR THE PARTY’S STRUGGLES, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER. THEY WANT TRUMP TO PRESSURE MCDANIEL TO RESIGN.
SEVERAL OF THE PEOPLE LOBBYING THE FORMER PRESIDENT TO TURN ON MCDANIEL ALSO ENCOURAGED TRUMP NOT TO PUBLICLY SUPPORT REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY EARLIER THIS YEAR, AS THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN FOUGHT A LOSING BATTLE TO SAVE HIS SPEAKERSHIP.
WE DIDN’T WANT MCCARTHY, AND THEN MONTHS LATER WE LOBBIED THE PRESIDENT TO NOT SAVE MCCARTHY,” A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THAT EFFORT AND THE MOVE TO PUSH MCDANIEL TO RESIGN SAID. “I DO THINK IF THERE’S ENOUGH PRESSURE FROM US AND TRUMP, MCDANIEL MIGHT JUST DECIDE, ‘THIS IS HUMILIATING,’ AND STEP DOWN.”