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Trump urges change in RNC leadership, backs Michael Whatley after South Carolina Primary

Former President of the United States - Donald Trump | Credits: Reuters

United States: A new recommendation has been shared by the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, following the South Carolina Primary. Trump has suggested North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley to replace RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, according to Fox News.

The leadership at the Republican National Committee will witness a change in leadership after the South Carolina Primary, which is scheduled to be held on February 24, as per an anonymous source of Fox News Digital.

It is to be noted that the former president has been asked Whatley to replace McDaniel, primarily because he was “so powerful on election fraud” earlier in 2020.

Former President’s eye on “safe” votes!

It is to be noted that Former President Donald Trump has been more focused on the “safe” conduction of the 2024 general election, according to the source.

Fox News highlighted that the source was quoted saying, “Trump goes around saying ‘we don’t need the votes, we have plenty, what we need is protected ballots during the election, period.’”

Additionally, stress was given to the importance of “protecting the ballot” during the general elections in 2024.

Who is Whatley?

Michael Whatley serves as the chair of the North Carolina GOP; along with this, he also works as the general counsel for the Republican National Committee.

Political from North Carolina | Credits: Getty Images

In addition to this, he has also served as a federal law clerk, chief of staff for former Sen Elizabeth Dole, R-NC, and a senior official in the administration of President George Bush. Whatley has also served as a senior advisor to the Trump-Pence campaign and transition teams, the Bush-Cheney campaign, and the Florida Recount and Transition Teams.

Trump and his meeting with McDaniel!

The most recent meeting between former president Trump and McDaniel took place at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, which was followed by a post on Trump’s Truth Social. The social media post mentioned that McDaniel claimed to be a “friend,” but he mentioned that he would advocate for alterations within the RNC following the South Carolina GOP presidential primary.

Further, Trump, who will be contesting for the 2024 presidential elections, through his social media platform, stated, “Ronna is now Head of the RNC, and I’ll be making a decision the day after the South Carolina Primary as to my recommendations for RNC Growth.”

While pointing to the previous tenure of McDaniel as chair of the Michigan GOP, former President Donald Trump, during an interview with Fox News, mentioned that he thinks “she did great when she ran Michigan for me.”

He continued, “I think she did OK, initially, in the RNC. I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.”

Last two-year term of McDaniel? 

Chairwoman of the Republican Party – Ronna McDaniel | Credits: Getty Images

During an interview after winning the re-election last year, McDaniel expressed that she would not be serving on the national party committee after the term.  

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