Donald Trump is still the unquestioned leader of the Republican Party.
What Trump says goes.
And Donald Trump held one secret meeting about the future of the Republican Party.
Conservatives are furious at the state of the Republican National Committee under the watch of Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
McDaniel took over in 2017 when Trump picked her to lead the National Committee after she chaired the Michigan GOP and became the first Republican to carry the Wolverine State since 1988.
But on her watch, Republicans lost elections in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
And the most recent Federal Election Commission filing shows the Republican National Committee only has $8 million cash on hand.
That number is especially galling after Red State exposed the fact that the Committee spent $1.5 million on limos, consultants, and floral arrangements.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo questioned Trump about the state of the Republican National Committee in an interview that aired on her Sunday morning show.
“The RNC doesn’t seem to be so strong,” Bartiromo stated. “The Democrats have all the money.”
Trump admitted that things weren’t going so hot at the Committee and that donors want change.
“The money that they get — people are not looking at the RNC,” Trump said. “They want, they want changes. You have to understand, I have nothing to do with the RNC.”
Trump then hinted that a change was on the way at the top.
“I think she did great when she ran Michigan for me,” Trump added. “I think she did okay, initially, in the RNC. I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.”
Trump met with McDaniel the following day for two hours at Mar-a-Lago in a meeting that was described as “friendly,” but also made it clear that the Republican National Committee would have new leadership sooner rather than later.
“GOP front-runner Donald Trump sent mixed signals on Monday over whether Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel should resign, first suggesting in an interview that she knows it’s time to step aside while later calling her a ‘friend’ and saying he would make a decision on her fate after the South Carolina primary on Feb. 24,” the Washington Post reported.
“Two people familiar with Monday’s meeting described it as friendly and said Trump made no ultimatums. One of the people said McDaniel was not committed to staying through Election Day but had not decided to leave yet, and that Trump has not committed to any decision,” the Post also reported.
Trump is also considering two of the most successful state Party chairs as a replacement for McDaniel.
“Trump has begun posting about replacements, including Joe Gruters of Florida and Michael Whatley of North Carolina, according to a person familiar with his thinking,” the Post reported.
Every major institution in America will likely join forces with the Democrat Party to try and defeat Donald Trump in November.
If Republicans are going to win the election, then they need a Party apparatus firing on all cylinders.
And that doesn’t appear to be happening with Ronna McDaniel at the helm of the Republican National Committee.