Trump’s Daughter-In-law Assumes Senior Republican Party Role

Donald Trump’s loyalists, including his daughter-in-law, were voted to high leadership posts by the Republican National Committee on Friday, strengthening the former president’s hold on the organization before the November election.

Trump, 77, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, put forward a slate of hand-picked candidates last month to head the RNC, which raises funds for Republican candidates and doles out electoral cash.

Michael Whatley, the leader of the Republican Party in North Carolina, and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump were elected respectively RNC chair and co-chair by voice vote at a meeting of the 168 RNC members in Houston.

Both were unopposed.

“The RNC is going to be the vanguard of a movement that will work tirelessly every single day to elect our nominee Donald J. Trump as the 47th president of the United States,” Whatley said in his acceptance speech.

“We will work relentlessly in every state to ensure that it is easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

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Lara Trump, who is married to the former president’s middle son Eric, said the party has “one goal” on election day.

“The goal on November 5 is to win, as my father-in-law says, ‘bigly,’” she said. “This isn’t just about right versus left, Republican versus Democrat. It’s about good versus evil.”

The former president endorsed another ally, campaign strategist Chris LaCivita, to be the chief operating officer of the RNC.

“This group of three is highly talented, battle-tested, and smart,” Trump said in a statement.

He described his daughter-in-law as “an extremely talented communicator” who is “dedicated to all that MAGA stands for,” a reference to his “Make America Great Again” slogan.

In addition to ensuring that party funds are allocated to her father-in-law’s presidential campaign, Lara Trump has also argued that paying his legal bills is of “big interest” to Republican voters.

Trump has been faced with mounting legal bills from the various criminal and civil cases filed against him and has been drawing on funds to pay them from donations to his Save America political action committee.

In selecting Whatley, Trump said he is “committed to election integrity, which we must have to keep fraud out of our election so it can’t be stolen.”

Whatley, who has been serving as RNC general counsel, has publicly backed Trump’s false claims that there was “massive fraud” in the 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden, Trump’s likely opponent in November.

Africa Today News, New York

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