WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Michael Whatley to be the subsequent head of the Republican Nationwide Committee and backed his daughter-in-law Lara Trump as co-chair.
Trump has beforehand indicated that it was time for RNC chair Ronna McDaniel to step apart. He has additionally mentioned that he would make suggestions after the South Carolina main, on Feb. 24, about making modifications on the RNC.
“I feel my pal Michael Whatley must be the RNC’s subsequent chief,” Trump mentioned in a press release, including that he “has been with me from the start, has performed a fantastic job in his residence state of North Carolina.”
Whatley is chairman of the North Carolina Republican occasion.
The previous president additionally mentioned that his daughter-in-law Lara Trump “has agreed to run because the RNC co-chair.”
“Lara is a particularly gifted communicator and is devoted to all that MAGA stands for,” Trump mentioned in his assertion. “She has advised me she desires to simply accept this problem and could be GREAT!”
NBC Information has reached out to Lara Trump for remark.
In a press release Monday evening, an RNC spokesman mentioned that McDaniel “has been on the highway serving to elect Republicans up and down the poll and she is going to proceed working laborious to beat Biden this fall.”
“Nothing has modified, and there will likely be no determination or announcement about future plans till after South Carolina,” mentioned RNC spokesman Keith Schipper.