Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, said megadonors would turn up once her father-in-law eventually emerges as the flag-bearer for the Republican party. Lara told Newsmax that the donors are waiting for a clear candidate to appear.
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“I don’t think anything has changed now even though we’re in January 2023,” she said. But once the election gets closer, those big-money people will see who the winning ticket is and climb on board,” Lara said.
Lara said she doesn’t think anyone would be “too hot” to put their money behind any candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
Lara, however, added that Trump had never been about the big-money donors and that the former president had always cared about the people.
Lara made the revelation while reacting to a report in The New York Times that claims more than a third of the Republican National Committee (RNC) members do not want Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.
The Times noted that while RNC committee members acknowledged Trump’s policies and achievements while he was president, they expressed concerns about his age and his ability to win a general election.
Art Wittich, an RNC member from Montana, told The Times that Trump was not best positioned to win an election.
“Everybody is very appreciative of Trump, and he did a lot of great things,” said Wittich. “There’s this burning desire to win in 2024, and that’s what’s going to drive a lot of the action.”
Jonathan Barnett, an RNC member from Arkansas, said that the Republican party would benefit from its nominee being forced to navigate a crowded primary field.
“I’ve been a supporter of Donald Trump in the past,” said Barnett, who claimed he was the first RNC member to endorse Trump in 2016. “I just think that we need choices this time. We’ve got to look at all of our options.”
Besides Trump, no one from either party has signified their intention to run for the 2024 presidential election. However, many have touted Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a potential challenger to President Trump.