Many felt Trump’s recent speech at TPUSA was the ideal moment to declare his comeback. Rather, supporters were treated to a very motivational teaser followed by a substantial amount of America First rhetoric that many had missed.
From 2021 until the present, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has paid out over 2 million dollars to three legal firms that have represented Donald Trump. Those expenses were used to investigate the Trump family’s business interests.
In addition, the RNC has only authorized $1.6 million for Trump’s legal matters at a 2021 session. The remaining expenses that have been paid needed to be approved by a party executive committee.
On Wednesday, a representative from the group stated that those payments would cease if Trump were to declare another campaign for reelection in 2024.
The official told ABC News that the RNC’s “neutrality policy” forbids it from taking a side in presidential primary elections. And he made those remarks during an interview with ABC News.
Some Republicans may believe that this is one of the reasons why Trump has not yet announced his campaign for reelection in 2024. Others, though, think he’s only building up tension and anticipation before the midterms when a “red tsunami” is expected.
Others have criticized the RNC for already having paid out legal fees, claiming that its “unwavering support for Trump” is an “absolute disadvantage” to other would-be presidential candidates hoping to challenge him in the GOP primary.
Regardless, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel acknowledged back in January that Trump “still leads the party,” but that the GOP must remain impartial.
She also said she’s not telling anybody to run or not in 2024.
For those listening to conservative pundits who have interviewed the former President, such as Dan Bongino, it appears that Trump is conducting a somewhat press tour to solidify his talking points for what a 2024 campaign might look like before making an announcement.
In many speeches, Trump emphasizes his commitment to “draining the swamp.” Even mention of previous mistakes and what went wrong in terms of who he hired and allowed to work around him.
According to the RNC, this latest news is highly unlikely to be a cause for the former President to postpone his 2024 campaign announcement, as it appears he’s just gaining steam at the moment.
There is still a lot of time until 2024. The primary concern now must be the midterms.