Former President Trump “still leads the party” according to Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, despite previously indicating that the party would stay on the sidelines should he enter the 2024 presidential race.
McDaniel made the statement and referenced his strong fundraising ability in light of recent reports of Trump amassing more than $100 million in funds in an interview on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York according to a report by The Hill.
“You know I always say, go back to the voter, and I think when you see the amount of people that show up to the rallies for President Trump, and this $102 million fundraising haul, I think the voters in America — Republicans in America — would absolutely say the president’s the most popular Republican and still leads the party,” McDaniel told host John Catsimatidis.
Trump’s ability to fundraise has been off the charts ever since Democrats voted to impeach him in 2019, when the president raised over $5 million in a single 24 hour period.
The 75-year-old former president has hinted at a possible candidacy but has not yet made any official announcement. “I may even decide to beat them for a third time,” he declared at a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speach earlier this year.
McDaniel indicated that in late January that the RNC would stay neutral.
“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said. “That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022.”
She echoed her thoughts on the border crisis in multiple tweets on Saturday and Sunday.
Biden’s “strategy” on the border is to throw up his hands and double down on open borders.
He is dropping off thousands of illegal immigrants into communities and telling local officials to handle it.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 7, 2021
This past week, there were over 800 unaccompanied minors encountered at the border in just one day.
Biden’s border crisis is a security AND humanitarian crisis.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 8, 2021
She also condemned the radical leftist push to expand the Supreme Court and end the filibuster in her discussion with Catsimatidis.
“Our country’s at stake. It’s not just Democrat versus Republican, it’s Republican versus communism,” she argued. “They want to take your … freedom of speech away, your freedom of religion.”
Her observation is spot on as freedom of religion is under attack in an unprecedented way. With churches being shuttered across America for much of the pandemic and only a few churches and pastors willing to fight the tyrannical restrictions, the right to worship freely quickly eroded away. This week, a Christian pastor speaking in Portland was ambushed by Antifa. Police officers declined to step in despite the crowd, which included children and toddlers, being assaulted with pepper spray and projectiles.
“We won’t recognize America if we don’t win this next election,” McDaniel added.
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