RNC shakeup: New Trump leadership slashes dozens of Republican National Committee staffers

Posted 33 days ago


Former President Donald Trump’s newly installed leadership team at the Republican National Committee on Monday began the process of pushing out dozens of officials, a senior RNC source confirmed to Fox News.

Roughly 60 RNC staffers who work in the national party committee's communications, data, and political departments are being asked to resign, including a handful of senior staff, sources say.

The move came hours after the Trump campaign on Monday took operational control over the RNC.

It comes as the new leadership aims to merge parts of the RNC with the Trump 2024 presidential campaign.

The former president's picks to serve as RNC chair and co-chair - Trump ally and North Carolina GOP chair Michael Whatley and daughter-in-law Lara Trump – were unanimously confirmed on Friday by voice votes as the RNC met in general session in Houston, Texas.

Whatley, who was the RNC's general counsel, succeeded longtime chair Ronna McDaniel, whom Trump picked to steer the national party committee after he won the White House in 2016. Her departure on Friday came after Trump earlier this year repeatedly urged changes at the committee – after lackluster fundraising last year and his opposition to the RNC's presidential primary debates – which essentially pushed McDaniel out the door.... (Read more)