He didn’t start his own party, which is complicated to do and be competitive, but Trump is trying to set himself up as the place where money for Republicans should go as opposed to GOP committees pic.twitter.com/IPaiXTaIEy
“Donald Trump isn’t happy the Republican Party won’t purge members who haven’t been totally loyal to him. And of late, he’s doing more about it than he did when he’d channel his anger by posting mean tweets.
Days ago, lawyers representing Trump took the extraordinary step of demanding the Republican National Committee (RNC) and other prominent GOP groups cease and desist using Trump’s name and likeness. The RNC denied the request, citing Trump’s status as a public figure, and Trump responded Monday night with a tweet-like statement asking supporters to give to him instead of to the party.
“No money for RINOS,” the statement begins, referring to an acronym for “Republicans in name only,” which for Trump has come to mean anyone who isn’t totally loyal to him.
“They do nothing but hurt the Republican Party and our great voting base — they will never lead us to greatness,” it continues. “Send your donation to Save America PAC at DonaldJTrump.com. We will bring it all back stronger than ever before!”
““This is essentially the story of the scorpion and the frog, except it’s the grifter and the political party,” he said. “So I think it was a little naive to ever believe he’d become a team player when there were tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars on the table.”
He wants to control who gets the money, so all Republican candidates will have to bow down to him. He will be choosing all the candidates. They will have to agree with his lies and conspiracy theories no matter how ludicrous. They can never question him lest they be cast out into the wasteland of the RINOs. Trump has no beliefs, other than to get more power for himself. How many donations will the Republicans get if the donors think all the money is going to the MAGA Cult? Certainly not as many.
Trump's explosion of rage at the GOP is more significant than you might think. He's telling Republicans that they must chart a post-Trump future entirely on his terms, or lose his voters. That bodes badly if you hope for a deradicalized GOP anytime soon:https://t.co/kAFBvCVcoR