Trump Campaign Rejects Offer From RNC To Pay His Bills

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( – Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has rejected the possibility that the Republican National Committee (RNC) could be paying any of the legal fees relating to Trump’s four criminal cases or any of his civil cases. 

On Wednesday, only hours after former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley announced that she would be ending her presidential bid, a spokesman for Trump claimed that the RNC would “absolutely not” be covering any of the legal costs. With Haley out of the presidential race, Trump has become the presumptive nominee. 

According to a CNBC report from earlier that day, there is a growing number of committee members who think that the RNC should assist Trump in covering all of his legal bills. One committee member argued that it is in fact more than the majority of the RNC committee that believes so. 

However, a proposed resolution has also been introduced which would block the RNC from spending any funds to cover the legal defense of the former President. Still, the resolution did not gather the necessary support in order to be considered this week during the upcoming spring meeting in Houston. This meeting is particularly important as current chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is expected to step down from her position. 

The RNC is heading into the election year with a cash shortage when compared to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which has around three times more cash on hand.

Prior to the announcement that McDaniel would be stepping down, Trump had endorsed North Carolina Republican Party chair Michael Whatley to replace her, while also calling for Lara Trump to become the RNC co-chair. 

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