Trump Latest News: Stop using his name for fundraising, Returning to New York for first time
|Trump Latest News: Stop using his name for fundraising|
Former President Donald Trump demanded that the Republican National Committee (RNC) and two GOP campaign organizations stop using his name and likeness for fundraising, on Friday, according to Politico.
Former President Donald Trump has clashed again with his Republican Party, demanding that three Republican groups stop using his name and likeness for fundraising, a Trump adviser said on Saturday, Reuters report.
The adviser, confirming a report in Politico, said lawyers for Trump on Friday had sent cease-and-desist letters to the RNC, but the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which are spearheading Republican efforts to retake the Senate and the House in the 2022 midterms, respectively.
The adviser said Trump is sensitive to the use of his name and likeness for branding purposes and was irked that the three groups have supported Republican lawmakers who joined Democrats in voting to impeach him over the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.
Trump is using his Save America SuperPAC to raise money in part to help hand-picked Republican candidates in the 2022 congressional elections. Some of them are expected to challenge Republican incumbents.
Trump is weighing the creation of a super PAC as he seeks to assert his authority over the Republican Party and expand his post-presidential political operation, CNN reported last week.
Creating a super PAC would allow Trump to raise unlimited amounts of money from virtually any source and faces no limits on spending. The former President also made several changes last week to his growing fundraising apparatus.
Trump, now living at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, dangled the possibility of running for president again in 2024 when he addressed a conference of conservatives last Sunday.
Returning to New York for first time since leaving White House?
Former President Donald Trump is returning to New York on Sunday for the first time since leaving the White House, the Daily News report.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen mocked his ex-boss, saying he was only returning to his home town because a larger-than-life golden statue of him isn’t available.
“The human Donald must stand in and be put on display for the multitude of NYC followers desperate to rub the belly and pray at his feet,” said Cohen, who is under house arrest for paying hush money to two women who claim they had affairs with the former president.
It wasn’t clear if ex-First Lady Melania Trump would accompany the ex-president.
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