|Over the weekend, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel made clear her party has no message or vision and is still beholden to Trump. From disrespecting police officers to covering up for an insurrection and spreading the ‘Big Lie,’ Republican leadership continues to make it blatantly obvious that the soul of their party belongs to Donald Trump.
The Hill: GOP chairwoman: Trump ‘still leads the party’
By Caroline Vakil
August 8, 2021
The head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) says in a new interview that former President Trump “still leads the party,” even as the RNC has vowed to remain neutral if Trump runs again in 2024.
“You know, I always say go back to the voter, and I think when you see the amount of people that show up to the rallies for President Trump and this $102 million fundraising haul, I think the voters in America — Republicans in America — would absolutely say the president’s the most popular Republican and still leads the party,” McDaniel told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable.”
Trump has not officially declared whether he will run for president again in 2024, but has raised tens of millions of dollars as Republicans turn their attention to next year’s midterms elections. GOP leaders have signaled a desire for the former president to help shore up support for House and Senate candidates.