President Donald Trump has reportedly issued cease and desist letters to several Republican groups and politicians who have used his name in fundraising materials without his permission.
As part of President Trump’s ongoing feud with the Republican Party, the 45th President is now demanding that any Republican candidate or group seeking to use his name to raise money must gain his explicit permission. This comes after President Trump has repeatedly threatened to primary Republicans in the House and Senate who do not share his America First vision for the United States.
Far left wing website Politico reveals that President “Trump and his new campaign team are also cracking down on the use of the president’s name for fundraising — a huge draw attracting small-dollar donors,” and President Trump “has felt burned and ‘abused’ by the GOP bandying about his name to haul in money.”
This comes after President Trump repudiated outside fundraising efforts in his recent CPAC speech, and declared that the only way to donate to insurgent Republicans supported by him is to donate to his newly founded Save America PAC.
“His team has conveyed that any Republican or GOP committee seeking to use it needs explicit approval,” reports Politico. “One Trump adviser said they’ve been sending out cease-and-desists to faux PACs using Trump’s name to fundraise, among other demands to knock it off.”
Last week, President Trump issued two statements slamming the Republican establishment. In both statements, President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who he branded “the most unpopular politician” in the United States, for the loss of two Georgia Senate seats. Interestingly, President Trump also levied blame against the NRSC, the Republican organization responsible for aiding the party’s Senate candidates.
“Even more stupidly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent millions of dollars on ineffective TV ads starring Mitch McConnell, the most unpopular politician in the country, who only won in Kentucky because President Trump endorsed him,” wrote President Trump. “He would have lost badly without this endorsement.”
President Trump also attacked Karl Rove, the establishment Republican who has steered the direction of the modern Republican Party since he first gained national prominence while working for the Bush family.
Previously, President Trump promised, “Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.”