Trump redirects donations to his PAC instead of RNC after cease-and-desist snub: 'No more money for RINOS'

Trump's statement came after the RNC brushed off his cease-and-desist letter demanding they stop using his name to raise funds. According to an advisor to the former president, similar letters were sent to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congress


                            Trump redirects donations to his PAC instead of RNC after cease-and-desist snub: 'No more money for RINOS'
Former President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Getty Images)

Former President Donald J. Trump urged his supporters to no longer make donations to Republicans who are against his Make America Great Again agenda in a fiery statement Monday night. Instead, he directed donations to his campaign website and the Save America political action committee, instead of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

“No more money for RINOS,” Trump declared in a statement, using the acronym for Republicans in Name Only. “They do nothing but hurt the Republican Party and our great voting base—they will never lead us to Greatness. Send your donation to Save America PAC at DonaldJTrump.com. We will bring it all back stronger than ever before!”



 

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Trump's statement came after the RNC brushed off his cease-and-desist letter demanding they stop using his name and likeness to raise funds. According to an advisor to the former president, similar letters were sent to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The Republican party struggled with fundraising before Trump entered politics in 2015, especially when it came to small donors, according to Rich Baris, the director of Big Data Poll. The former real estate turned politician drew a flood of small donations to the GOP, which he now plans to funnel directly into his own fundraising infrastructure, The Epoch Times reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Getty Images)

“RINO’S no longer have a home in the Republican Party. The Trump Doctrine of America First is here to stay. The America First agenda has put a stop to the ruthless exploitation of American workers. We openly embrace American exceptionalism and believe America belongs to Americans; we put America first and foremost,” Trump advisor Jason Meister told the outlet.

Trump had made a similar appeal while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida on February 28.

“There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts, to elect America-first Republican conservatives, and in turn to make America great again, and that’s through Save America PAC and DonaldJTrump.com,” Trump said at the time. “So go out there and do whatever you can because we’re going to help a lot of great people. We know the right people to help. We need your help to win, and to fight big tech and the radical left and the DC establishment,” he added.

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who was one of 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riots on January 6, responded to his latest statement on Twitter. "As I have said: Trump demands loyalty and gives none," Kinzinger wrote. "Statement of a man desperate for relevance but feeling the changing tides."



 

However, Trump supporters on social media nodded in agreement with their favorite president.

"Adam is already crying. WTG President [email protected] RINOS are finished now. It takes a lot of money to win an election. We get to elect America First candidates. #NoMoreRinos," one tweeted.

"RNC can also shove it! Have stopped donating to them! Only give to Trump and the Republicans who fight for We The People! I will give it individually to those folks. Nothing to the RNC. I am a small contributor but I still will not waste it on RINOs and Cowards like the RNC and GOP!" another added.

"No more RINOs! Do not contribute to the @NRSC or the @NRCC! Instead, contribute to Trump's PAC to support the primary opponents of people like @RepLizCheney @RepKinzinger and others!" a third chimed in.