Lara Trump says she would be 'honored' to help lead RNC

 February 19, 2024

Lara Trump said she would be "honored" to co-chair the Republican National Committee (RNC) after her father-in-law, Donald Trump, floated her for a leadership role.

"Well, the committee has to ultimately vote me in. If that's what they decide to do, I would be honored to have this position, because, look, Maria, I think there's no time to waste," she told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures. 

Lara Trump all but accepts RNC role

The wife of Donald's son Eric Trump, Lara Trump is a highly visible surrogate of her father-in-law, often making appearances on cable news to plug his accomplishments.

In an interview with Sunday Morning Futures, she highlighted the stakes in 2024 and the urgency of the work still needed to even the playing field with Democrats.

Election integrity remains a major concern four years after the COVID pandemic, which saw a sweeping shift toward voting by mail.

Lara Trump said there are legal efforts underway to reverse the changes that went into effect in 2020, but in the meantime, Republicans must adapt.

"We need people going to early-vote. It would be great, Maria, if we had one day of voting in this country, we had paper ballots, everybody got the day off of work. We don't have that. We have to start banking the votes early," she said.

She also pledged to rebuild confidence in RNC's spending by ensuring "every single penny" goes toward electing President Trump and ensuring GOP gains in Congress.

Election integrity a top concern

The current RNC chair, Ronna McDaniel, is expected to step down after years of mounting frustration with the party's leadership and disappointing election results.

President Trump is said to have grown frustrated with McDaniel' fundraising, which left the RNC with critically low cash reserves at the beginning of this year, and the RNC's current efforts to combat voter fraud.

Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee for president in 2024, remains concerned about avoiding a repeat of the 2020 election, which he maintains was stolen partly through the complacency of Republicans.

He called Lara Trump "an extremely talented communicator" in a post touting her to co-chair the RNC with Michael Whatley, the North Carolina GOP chair.

"Lara is an extremely talented communicator and is dedicated to all that MAGA stands for," Trump said.

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