No calculations are made by the Republican National Committee.
Three months after helping former President Donald Trump incite a violent attack on Congress, Republicans see hundreds of donors and some future presidential prospects at the gateway to South Florida’s former president. Is bringing to. A handful of Republican leaders want to overcome Trump’s split leaders, but the venue for invitation-only meetings is, at least for now, the party’s indisputable leaders and top fundraiser. It suggests that it is not ready to replace Trump.
Trump himself was designed to raise millions of dollars for the Republican political sector while giving donors exclusive access to the party’s evolving group of prospects and parliamentary leaders in 2024. It will be the headline for a private donor retreat. The weekend event will take place at a luxury hotel facing the ocean, just four miles from Trump’s Florida real estate, with former presidential allies hosting their own funding event at the same time.
“The venue for the quarterly conference, along with Trump’s keynote at CPAC, shows that the party is still under Trump’s control,” said Republican donor Dan Eberhart of the Conservative Political Activities Council. Mentioned Trump’s February speech at. Orlando, Florida. “The party does not seem to have the ability to hit the escape velocity of the former standard-bearer.”
Trump’s continued retention of Republican donors and elected officials ensures that trumpism remains the driving force of GOP politics, even as Trump repeats the falsehoods that fueled the January 6 riots. In several official statements and appearances after his resignation, Mr. Trump declared the 2020 election “stolen” from him just last weekend.
There is no evidence of serious fraudulent voting. In fact, several Republican governors and key officials of the Trump administration have assured the integrity of President Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s legal claim was totally dismissed by the Supreme Court, including a judge appointed by Trump.
However, due to the lack of a consistent party message after Trump’s defeat, a clear policy agenda, or a coherent strategy to expand Republican appeal, Republican key elected officials and RNCs are increasingly fraudulent. Is accepted as a major policy priority.
The lineup at weekend rallies specifically excludes key Republicans who opposed Trump’s allegations and supported his impeachment. There are no plans for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, Third House Republican Liz Cheney, Utah Senator Mitt Romney, or Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
Instead, the rally will feature Trump himself and a number of candidates who have already placed themselves for the 2024 presidential election, assuming Trump himself will not run again. White House candidates include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Arkansaw Senator Tom Cotton. House minority leaders Kevin McCarthy and Senator, Florida’s Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham will also be speaking.
The weekend agenda focuses on party unity and how to expand the Republican Party, with sessions on topics planned.
Henry Barber, an RNC member who helps lead the commission’s small funding device, has suggested that no withdrawal has been set up at Palm Beach to feed Trump. He said such events are usually held in states such as Florida, New York, California and Texas.
Due to COVID restrictions, Mr. Barber said, “RNC has limited options.”
“We’re not in Florida, so we can bend over to Donald Trump. You don’t have to give in to Donald Trump,” Barber said in an interview. “He’s certainly an important part of Republican funding, but the party must be bigger and wider than any candidate.”
RNC has booked the entire Four Seasons Resort on Palm Beach for a weekend rally. There is a donor event at Marago Estate near Trump to raise money for a group focused on Trump’s political future and policy priorities.
At the same time, a weekend meeting at Trump’s Doral Golf Resort, 70 miles south of Miami, will feature several of Trump’s major allies, including Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene and Florida’s Matt Gaetz. .. The host organization, Women for America First, helped host a rally on January 6, prior to a deadly attack on the Houses of Parliament.
Former RNC staff Tim Miller, who has recently emerged as a leading Trump critic, lamented that he remained comfortable with the former president even after the Republican Party was involved in the riots.
“During the three months from January 6th to the present, there was a real opportunity for the party to work together as” it’s time to move on, “” Miller said. To do that. This is who the party is. “
And while Republicans are accepting Trump, it’s not clear whether Trump is accepting Republicans.
Just a month ago, Trump’s Political Action Committee wrote to RNC and others: “All financing, persuading, and / or all financing, persuading, and / or all Donald J. Trump. I urged you to immediately stop and stop the abuse of the president’s name, image, and / or portrait. Give a speech. “
Republican officials have repeatedly tried to downplay funding tensions, and Trump’s participation is seen as a sign that he is willing to lend his name to the party. At the same time, Mr. Trump continues to actively accumulate campaign cash (cash not managed by RNC or the party’s president-elect), including the reopening of online merchandise stores this week.
Former Trump aide Hogan Gidley suggested that Trump remains powerful.
“People in Washington, DC’s Beltway believe that Donald Trump is radioactive. The Republicans have grown. It’s thanks to Donald Trump’s success. It’s at his own risk to ignore it. I will do it. “