RNC Will Not Back Trump for 2024 Primary, Will Remain ‘Neutral’
'The party has to stay neutral'
The Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna McDaniel indicated that they would not back Donald Trump for the 2024 Primary and will remain neutral instead.
“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said.
McDaniel worded her remarks carefully as there remains a large portion of the GOP who still support Trump.
“That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward," she added.
"What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022,” she told the outlet.
Senior adviser to the Trump campaign, Jason Miller, said Trump is committed to that goal.
Miller said Trump “made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022” despite rumors circulating he was forming the 'patriot party' outside the Republican Party.
“There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that,” he added.
Earlier this month, Trump vowed to be a continued presence on the political stage.
"Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at Noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning," he said.
According to numerous polls in recent years, Trump has a significant support base among people who had been either politically inactive or independents and thus have little institutional loyalty to the GOP.
Meanwhile, a Rasmussen Report survey found that the majority of likely Republican voters believe Trump should create his own party.
“I’ve talked to the president [Trump]. I’ve talked to others around the president, who are talking to him every day. He’s not going to start a third party,” McDaniel told Fox News on Tuesday.
Last week, Trump gave a cryptic message to his supporters, assuring them that he will be taking action in the coming months.
"We’ll do something, but not just yet,” Trump told the Washington Examiner.
The news comes as Trump's impeachment trial was declared "dead on arrival" in the Senate after 45 Republican senators voted against the process.