Trump on race for RNC chair: 'I like them each'

Former President Trump declined to endorse a candidate for subsequent month’s election to find out the chair of the Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) throughout an interview with Breitbart.

Ronna McDaniel, who has led the committee since 2017, is operating for a 3rd time period however faces a problem from RNC member Harmeet Dhillon, an lawyer who has represented Trump.

“I believe they’re each good. I like them each,” Trump advised Breitbart in an interview printed on Saturday.

“It’s like after I requested Queen Elizabeth after we had been collectively: ‘Which president did you want the most effective?’” Trump added. “She stated: ‘I preferred all of them.’”

The previous president indicated the late queen averted favoritism when Trump requested her the identical query in regards to the prime ministers she served with, commenting, “That’s why she stayed there for 75 years.”

Though he didn’t go as far to supply assist for Dhillon, Trump did word to the outlet how she has represented him in court docket.

“Harmeet is a lawyer for me, you already know,” Trump stated. “Harmeet is my lawyer.”

The election battle marks essentially the most critical menace to McDaniel’s management atop the RNC, which started quickly after the 2016 election.

Some within the social gathering have blamed McDaniel after Republicans misplaced the Home in 2018, misplaced the White Home and Senate in 2020, and took again a narrower Home majority than anticipated whereas dropping the Senate once more this yr.

These failures have led a number of state GOP organizations to move resolutions calling for brand spanking new management, with Dhillon hoping to journey to victory on the rising grassroots discontent.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has unfold false conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, has introduced a long-shot marketing campaign for the put up as properly.

However McDaniel has acquired endorsements for a 3rd time period from a majority of RNC members, who will convene subsequent month to pick the group’s subsequent chief, an indication she might simply win the vote.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who had a stronger-than-expected efficiency in New York’s gubernatorial race regardless of dropping, had additionally explored a run for the put up earlier than deciding towards it.