RNC gives warning to Trump about legal bills for 2024 run
According to a report released on Thursday, the Republican National Convention would stop covering former President Donald Trump’s legal costs if he declared his intention to run for president in 2024.
Currently, the RNC is funding a number of legal actions for Trump, including individual lawsuits and governmental inquiries into him. According to ABC News, this money flow will stop after he declared his presidential run in 2024. Some believe the action may encourage Trump to hold off on declaring his candidacy until at least after the 2022 midterm elections, which Republicans are already expected to win.
Republicans cannot be biased in favor of any one candidate in the party’s presidential primary, according to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. “The party has to stay neutral.” “I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024.” She added, “Trump “still leads the party.”
According to an RNC official, Republican officials who are concerned that Donald Trump would harm their midterm prospects by declaring a candidacy for president too soon are hoping for the possibility of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses will deter him from doing so.
The Republican National Committee has contributed close to $2 million to law firms that have defended Trump in court cases and government probes since October 2021.