Former President Donald Trump continued his fight to rid the Republican Part of RINOs, or Republicans in name only, on Monday.
Breitbart reports that Trump has decided to advise his supporters to direct campaign funds to his Super PAC, “Save America,” rather than to professional Republican fundraisers.
“No more money for RINOS,” Trump wrote. “They do nothing but hurt the Republican Party and our great voting base—they will never lead us to Greatness.”
Instead, Trump said to “send your donation to Save America PAC at DonaldJTrump.com. We will bring it all back stronger than ever before!”
The ongoing feud . . .
. . . is between Trump Republicans and, as Trump referred to them in his recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, “a handful of Washington, D.C., establishment political hacks.”
Trump has made it a mission of his over the next couple of years to do what he can to eliminate these establishment-type Republicans from the government.
One way that he is doing so is by screening Republican candidates. Trump wants to make sure that political races across the country have a “MAGA-approved” candidate. Trump has also begun to announce endorsements.
The cease and desist letter
On top of this, now Trump is trying to direct funds away from Republican groups that will use the money to support these establishment-types. That’s why Trump is telling his supporters to send the money to his Super PAC instead, where it will go to his personally-approved candidates.
Trump has also been putting up a fight about the right for Republican groups to use his name to fundraise.
Last Friday, one of Trump’s advisors said, “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.”
On Monday, the Republican Nation Committee (RNC) argued that it “has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech, and it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals.”
The RNC continues to use Trump’s name. New reports, however, indicate that Trump has “reaffirmed” that the group could use his name.