(PatriotWise.com) — After whipping up votes to reelect RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel last year, Donald Trump last Sunday suggested that McDaniel should get fired over the RNC’s abysmal fundraising last year, Axios reported.
The RNC’s latest FEC filing for 2023 revealed that it closed out the year with only $8 million in cash on hand, the lowest in nearly a decade.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Trump attempted to distance himself from Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman he repeatedly praised and lobbied for, saying he had “nothing to do with the RNC.”
Trump praised McDaniel for doing a great job for him when she headed up the Republican Party in Michigan in 2016 and said she “did okay initially” when she became RNC chair. However, Trump suggested that it might be time for “some changes” in the RNC going forward.
The RNC’s abysmal fundraising last year was a significant red flag, especially given how successful the Democratic National Committee’s fundraising had been in 2023.
The DNC raised $119 million and ended the year with $21 million cash on hand, according to its year-end FEC filing. By comparison, in addition to only having $8 million on hand at the end of 2023, the RNC raised only $87.2 million last year.
Between the DNC and its three fundraising committees, the Democrats kicked off 2024 with more than $117 million in the bank.
During the 2020 election, the RNC and DNC, along with their allied campaigns, each spent over $1 billion.
The 2024 presidential election is shaping up to be the most expensive in history, placing the RNC at a distinct disadvantage given its weak fundraising last year.
Politico reported that Trump met with Ronna McDaniel at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
Afterward, Trump said in a post on Truth Social that while McDaniel was a “friend,” he would be recommending changes at the RNC after the February 24 primary in South Carolina.
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