REPORT: Trump to Lose RNC Funding if He Announces 2024 Run

WASHINGTON (Fox News)— The Republican National Convention would stop paying for former President Donald Trump’s legal expenses if he announces he’s running for president in 2024, according to a Thursday report.

The RNC is currently bankrolling several legal cases for Trump, including personal lawsuits and government investigations into him. That flow of cash would end once he announces his candidacy for president in 2024, according to ABC News. Some see the move as an incentive for Trump to delay announcing his candidacy at least until after the 2022 midterm elections, which Republicans are already poised to win.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel has previously stated that the Republican Party cannot be biased in favor of any one candidate in the party’s presidential primary.

Top-level members of the Republican Party have encouraged Trump to delay announcing his candidacy until after the midterms. Many read that as Republicans fearing that a Trump announcement upsetting the status quo of voters focused on inflation, gas prices and President Joe Biden’s low approval rating.

“My point to him has always been, ‘Let’s go win ’22,'” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday of his conversations with Trump, adding that he encouraged Trump to hold off on an announcement.

Trump stated earlier in July that he as already made up his mind on whether to run, and that the main decision is now whether he will announce before or after the midterms.

The RNC has already paid nearly $2 million in legal fees for the former president.

‘NO WAY!’: Trump Warns Mail In Votes Would Equal ‘Rigged Election’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday shot down plans by California leaders to use mail ballots for the November election, warning that such an option would lead to a “rigged election.”

“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed,” the president wrote in a two part tweet. “The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one.”

The president was joined in outrage over the plans by Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, who also criticized the California governor Gavin Newsom’s plan, calling the effort an “absolute, brazen power grab.”

“What he is talking about is just sending ballots directly to registered voters,” McDaniel said during an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”

“In LA [Los Angeles] County alone, there are 1.5 million more registered voters than there are adults in the state because California never cleans up their voter rolls,” McDaniel declared.

On Sunday RNC officials announced they’d filed a lawsuit with the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to try and stop the mailed ballots.

“There will be ballots littering the streets,” McDaniel said of the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent mail in ballots. “If you don’t believe me look at what is happening in Nevada … thousands of ballots are littering mailboxes and garbage cans because Clark County did the exact same thing: sent ballots to inactive voters. Not a single state sends ballots to inactive voters. This is frightening and this is why we are suing the governor.”

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‘WE BEAT HIS OSSOFF!’: PRESIDENT BLAMES DNC CANDIDATE’S GEORGIA LOSS TO DEMOCRATS’ ‘OBSTRUCTION’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump took to social media on Tuesday night to congratulate Republican candidate Karen Handel on her devastating upset over Democratic rival Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s 6th District race in Georgia.

In his comments, the president said Democrats have only themselves to blame for their recent string of losses and said it all comes down to what he called their history of “obstruction”.

“Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Health Care, Tax Cuts, Security. Obstruction doesn’t work!” Trump tweeted.

In a separate tweet, the president took a swing at the mainstream media, touting what he called another blow to “fake news”.

“Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and 0!” Trump tweeted late Tuesday. “All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0,” he wrote

Handel’s win over Democrat favorite Jon Ossoff follows a slew of Republican wins in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina.

“Republicans are going to get tired of winning if the Democrats don’t get an agenda,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News in response to the recent victories.

The Georgia race was one that Democrats had touted as an easy win amid what they called “a mounting resistance against President Donald Trump”. But in the end, despite the tens of millions of dollars in donations – Ossoff raised more than $23 million compared to underdog Handel’s $4.5 million – and Hollywood support that flowed into Ossoff’s campaign, voters proved that claim otherwise.

“We beat his Ossoff,” said one Handel supporter after Tuesday night’s victory. “The golden boy didn’t know what hit him!”

In its comments following the election, the RNC said Handel’s win was not only a victory for the state of Georgia, but for those who support president Trump and his “America first” agenda.

“Tonight, the people of Georgia’s 6th District overwhelmingly voted not only for Karen, but also for President Trump’s agenda of replacing our broken health care system, reforming an outdated tax code, and prioritizing infrastructure investment,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “For the fourth time since November, voters have rejected the Democrat’s agenda of obstruction and made it clear it’s time get to work for the American people and join President Trump’s administration in Making America Great Again.”

For their parts, Democratic leaders seem to be coming to terms with the fact that their party is in trouble.

“Race better be a wake up call for Democrats — business as usual isn’t working,” tweeted Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). “Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

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