Trump lawyers demand GOP fundraising committees stop using his name, likeness to raise money

On Friday, lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent cease and desist letters to the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to stop them from using his name and likeness without his permission.

According to The Hill, the move came after the RNC sent two fundraising emails last week which asked recipients to donate in the name of gratitude for the former president.

“President Trump will ALWAYS stand up for the American People, and I just thought of the perfect way for you to show that you support him!” one email reportedly read. “As one of President Trump’s MOST LOYAL supporters, I think that YOU, deserve the great honor of adding your name to the Official Trump ‘Thank You’ Card.”

Trump is protecting his image

Trump is presumably limiting the use of his name so that he can control his endorsements for the congressional races in 2022, and for any possible run or endorsement for the White House in 2024.

“President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing America First conservatives, but that doesn’t give anyone — friend or foe — permission to use his likeness without explicit approval,” an adviser to the former president told Politico.

Besides supporting a number of conservative incumbents, Trump has vowed to primary some Republicans who opposed or attacked him, or that he feels have done so. That’s especially true for the handful of House Republicans who voted in favor of launching a second round of impeachment charges against him following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership,” Trump said in February, according to The Hill.

Most recently, the former president has announced support for former aide Max Miller as a primary opponent to Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, The Hill noted. He also endorsed Sen. Tim Scott (R-NC) for his upcoming re-election bid, according to Fox News.

Trump’s a savvy marketer

Trump has always been at the top of the marketing game, and he has made a fortune on licensing his own name and that of his family and other related businesses.

It’s not terribly surprising that he doesn’t want his name to be used to support Republicans who don’t otherwise support him, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who had a very public dust-up with the former president amid the latest impeachment debacle.

His latest move is yet another signal that Trump plans to be closely involved with the Republican Party for some time to come.

Most polls show that the 45th president remains the overwhelming favorite to become the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.

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    1. Is Trump America where we donate so that no money goes to the RINOS and let’s Trump gives money to the ones who believe in America First…???

  1. Are we just supposed to sit on our butts and just watch and hear This sick man with a damaged brain destroy our Free Country right before our eyes. Our Justice is so slow that we will all be dead and gone before anyone go’s to prison for their Crimes against America and its people. Maybe this is why our corrupt leaders are corrupt. Other then that Our Justice system is slow and if SUCKS WHEN IT COMES TO JUDGING OUR POLITICIANS AND HIGHER UPS.

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    1. I heard Pelosey isn’t even at the Capitol that often. Someone else sits in her place. It was a guess speaker on Diamond and Silk that talked about it. I don’t think she should get paid for something she isn’t doing. She is 84! The Capitol is turning into a nursing home for politicians!

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