(Patriot.Buzz) – Scoring a huge win after highlighting her shortcomings leading the organization, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has let former President Donald Trump know she is quitting.
Specifically, McDaniel said she plans to leave her role later this month right after the South Carolina primary.
Trump suggested at a recent event that it might be time for McDaniel to step aside after the RNC reported its lowest fundraising numbers in ten years in the run-up to an election year. This happened after Trump’s campaign revealed it ended 2023 with $42 million in the bank
In contrast the latest numbers from the Federal Election Commission show the RNC had just $8 million ready to use at the end of December, which is the lowest since it had a little over $5 million at the end of 2014.
“I think she knows that, I think she understands that,” Trump mentioned in an interview after being asked whether McDaniel should resign after the Republican party’s lackluster results in the last three election cycles.
In a post on Truth Social Trump hinted he will share his thoughts on the RNC’s future leadership the day after the South Carolina primary. He referred to McDaniel as a “friend” and complimented her efforts in Michigan back in 2016 when he beat Hillary Clinton.
Currently leading the race for the GOP nomination Trump is leaning towards Michael Whatley from North Carolina’s Republican Party to fill McDaniel’s shoes following the primary on February 24th.
According to the New York Times Trump’s support for Whatley as the next RNC leader is due to Whatley’s strong support of Trump and because Trump believes Whatley played a key role in securing North Carolina for him that year. Whatley also works as the RNC’s general counsel and has supported moves to change voting laws amid fraud worries.
RNC rules say there must be an election to choose the next leader if McDaniel steps down.
“Nothing has changed. This will be decided after South Carolina,” said RNC spokesperson Keith Schipper in a statement addressing McDaniel’s situation.