(Patriot.Buzz) – Sharing his opinion on the direction of the party under the current national leadership, former President Donald Trump hinted that there might be some shake-ups at the Republican National Committee (RNC), especially when it comes to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.
“I think she did great when she ran Michigan for me. I think she did okay, initially, in the RNC. I would say, right now, there will probably be some changes made,” Trump mentioned while chatting on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The RNC recently had its winter meeting last week in Las Vegas and saw all of its 168 members come together. Some of them reportedly had a bone to pick with McDaniel and expressed their concerns in a more private setting.
Despite the internal rumbles and according to the Associated Press, McDaniel spoke up for unity among the party’s leaders and state chairs, saying, “We Republicans will stick together, as united as the union our party long ago fought to preserve.”
Meanwhile, the conservative group Turning Point Action made its presence felt in Las Vegas too and shared its discontent with McDaniel’s leadership. “The grassroots is laser-focused on replacing ineffective leaders, and so I don’t think people are going to ever get on board with Ronna McDaniel,” a spokesperson added.
McDaniel’s leadership troubles come at a time when the RNC is feeling the pinch financially and is looking for a new credit line. State parties are also struggling to rake in cash and some are dealing with their own leadership drama.
When asked about the RNC’s money woes Trump said, “I have a lot of money and the money that [the RNC] gets, people are not looking at the RNC.” He clarified, “They want changes. You have to understand. I have nothing to do with the RNC. I’m separate.”
A source close to McDaniel tried to play down the worries about the new credit line by claiming that it is common for the executive committee to authorize extra credit annually just in case.
On the opposite side, the Democratic National Committee seems to be in a better financial position with about $20 million in the bank as of late November, which is more than double the RNC’s $9 million.
Some think the RNC’s financial struggles stem from a “Trump effect” dilemma where big donors hold back because they are not keen on supporting Trump and smaller donors feel the RNC is not backing Trump enough.