Committee can’t pay Trump’s legal bills if he announces 2024 race

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the RNC could not pay former President Donald Trump’s legal fees if he announced a candidacy for the White House in 2024.

Anchor Dana Bash said: ‘I want to ask you because your position is so important as RNC Chairman Donald Trump he’s already saying he’s going to run again. The RNC has paid more than $2.3 million to law firms representing it in its legal battles. If and when he announces, will you stop paying his legal fees? »

McDaniel said, “We cannot afford the legal fees of an advertised candidate. So these are bills that come from the trial of Letitia James that started when he was president,” McDaniel said. “It was voted by our executive committee for our past president that this was a politically motivated investigation, and that’s what it was.”

Bash said, “So no more?”

She added: “But we cannot make in-kind contributions to any candidate at this time. This is the former president being attacked from all sides by lawsuits, and he has certainly raised more under the RNC than we have spent on these bills.

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