‘People are not looking at the RNC. They want changes. You have to understand, I have nothing to do with the RNC.’
President Trump had begun the year juggling close-set election and court dates in January while maintaining a large lead in the polls. This month includes primaries in Nevada, Michigan, and South Carolina, but President Trump and others, including RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, have opined that the primaries are effectively over.
“Things are looking great in the Presidential Race of 2024 against Crooked Joe Biden. We have Leads, in many cases substantial, in virtually every Head-to-Head Poll,” the former president wrote on Truth Social. “The Primary seems to be over, but I’ll be going to South Carolina next week to finish off a very unpopular Candidate.”
He shared plans to travel to Nevada and Michigan, and reiterated that Ms. McDaniel’s support had helped gain him Michigan during his first run.
“In my successful run in 2016, the State of Michigan really came through – First time in Decades that it was won by a Republican, and it was headed up by my friend Ronna McDaniel,” he wrote. “Ronna is now Head of the RNC, and I’ll be making a decision the day after the South Carolina Primary as to my recommendations for RNC Growth.”
Ms. McDaniel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
On the “Sunday Morning Futures” interview, President Trump said there would “probably” be changes to RNC leadership, but prefaced his comments by saying he had nothing to do with the RNC.
Ms. Bartiromo asked President Trump about the RNC’s lack of funds, saying it “doesn’t seem so strong,” especially compared to what the Democrats are raising.
“I have a lot of money,” President Trump responded. “People are not looking at the RNC. They want changes. You have to understand, I have nothing to do with the RNC.”
Asked directly about Ms. McDaniel, President Trump mentioned her doing well with Michigan when he won the state in 2016.
“I think she did okay initially in the RNC,“ he said. ”I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.”
The resolution was withdrawn shortly afterward.
On Feb. 24, Ms. Hayley and President Trump will face off in South Carolina, where Ms. Hayley used to be governor. Pollsters have predicted that her performance in her home state could determine whether her campaign can continue.