RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel informed Trump that she would step down from her position as chair.

On February 7, 2024, former President Donald Trump met with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at Mar-a-Lago. During the meeting, McDaniel informed Trump that she would be stepping down from her role in the party. Trump and McDaniel plan to discuss her future after the South Carolina primary on February 24. Trump announced on his social media platform, Truth Social, that he would be making a decision on his recommendations for RNC growth the day after the primary. However, RNC spokesperson Keith Schipper clarified that no decision has been made and it will be decided after South Carolina. This news comes amidst calls from within the Republican party for McDaniel to step down, as the RNC had its worst fundraising year in a decade in 2023. In January, a resolution was circulated to name Trump the “presumptive nominee,” but it was later withdrawn. If Trump were to win the GOP nomination, he would have access to the RNC’s resources, including data, ground operations, and fundraising arm. Trump has also expressed doubts about McDaniel’s future as chair in recent interviews.  

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