Former President Trump said Tuesday that he supports the Republican Party and its major fundraising organizations but doubled down on his demand that “RINOs and fools” not use his name or likeness to raise campaign cash.
RINO is a pejorative term that stands for “Republican In Name Only.”
The two-pronged statement from Trump comes after the former president on Monday told his supporters “(n)o more money for RINOS” and to only donate to his Save America PAC. Trump had sent cease-and-desist letters to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee demanding that they no longer fundraise with his name or image.
The RNC responded by saying it would continue to reference “public figures” in its pleas to donors. The NRSC and NRCC have so far remained silent on what amounts to an effort to redirect money from the top three national GOP electoral organizations to a political action committee that Trump controls.