Former President Trump doubled down on his calls for Republicans to donate to his leadership PAC rather than the GOP amid a growing feud over the party’s use of his name and likeness in its fundraising.
In a statement put out by Save America, Trump’s PAC, the former president berated “RINOs and fools” while maintaining he supports the Republican Party. It’s the latest escalation in the fundraising dispute that began over the weekend.
“I fully support the Republican Party and important GOP Committees, but I do not support RINOs and fools, and it is not their right to use my likeness or image to raise funds,” Trump said, using the acronym for “Republicans in name only.”
“So much money is being raised and completely wasted by people that do not have the GOP’s best interests in mind. If you donate to our Save America PAC at DonaldJTrump.com, you are helping the America First movement and doing it right. We will WIN, and we will WIN BIG! Our Country is being destroyed by the Democrats!” he added.
The statement was the latest indication that Trump has no intention of appeasing the Republican National Committee (RNC) after it brushed off a cease-and-desist letter from his lawyers demanding it stop referencing Trump in its fundraising and merchandising.
The letters were first reported Saturday and were sent to the RNC, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The three groups are the largest fundraising bodies for the Republican Party and had recently sent out fundraising solicitations citing the former president.
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Source: the Hill