Lara Trump, New Co-Chair of the RNC, Declares That Anyone Who Doesn’t Support Trump “Is Welcome To Leave””

2024-03-09 17:00:10

There was a time, not so long ago, that the American right frowned on dynasties, disliked and distrusted anointment based on family name. But those times are gone, as Trump’s daughter-in-law takes over as RNC chair (erm, “co-chair” . . . in name only).

Lara Trump is, she says, “not playing games,” get on board or get the heck out.

This is a Democrat strategy that worked so well (um, not) for Andrew Cuomo and his harridan successor Kathy Hochul, who declared that Republicans were just not welcome in New York.

Tone-deaf Trump World apparently thought this was a great move and decided to replicate it. Because everyone knows ultimatums, threats of ostracism, and bullying work so well on the right.

The Raw Story reports:

Friday will mark the end of Ronna Romney McDaniel’s time as chair of the Republican National Committee, and former President Donald Trump is recommending North Carolina GOP chair Michael Whatley as her replacement — with the former president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump as co-chair.

. . . . During an appearance on “Real America’s Voice,” Lara Trump warned, “I can assure you, there will be no funny business. Anyone who is not on board with seeing Donald Trump as the 47th president and America-loving patriots all the way down the ticket being supported by the RNC is welcome to leave, because we are not playing games. And we have no time to waste.”

She continued, “So, we have to ensure that every single penny of every dollar donated goes to causes people care about. That’s part of the reason that I think I’m such a great fit for this: There’s no one more loyal to Donald Trump and the Make America Great Again movement than this person you’re looking at right here — than me.”

Her job is to be Republican National Committee (ahem co-)chair, not the head of the Donald Trump fan club. The RNC is dedicated to advancing Republican candidates at the national level, this means the House, the Senate, and yes, the top job.

So what is Lara doing? Obviously, this is the same kind of thing the Democrats do. Prop up an unpopular candidate with threats and admonitions (get on board or get out).

Not at all toxic or divisive, right?

If Trump thinks he’s “infiltrating” the beast, he’s not. The RNC is a fund-raising arm of the GOP, not much more, and it’s intended to support all Republicans up and down ticket. Well, it was that way until Lara declared the RNC’s only goal, it’s “one goal,” is the reelection of Trump. This goes beyond saying the quiet part out loud and drives the RNC to that “one goal.”

What is Trump’s plan to take on, to eradicate (or at least hobble), the deep state? There is no plan for that. If the plan is for Lara to get out there and tell potentially gettable voters to get on board with Trump or get out . . . that’s an obviously bad and tone-deaf plan.

GOP voters are not cowed by threats or ultimatums (or we’d be Democrats) and will simply shrug . . . and leave. Just as Republicans flooded out of New York at Cuomo’s and Hochul’s urging. You want us out? You don’t want our votes? Shrug. Okay, not a problem.

Needless to say, people had thoughts.


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