Exclusive – Trump on RNC Chair Race between Ronna McDaniel and Harmeet Dhillon: ‘I love them both’


MIAMI, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump declined to endorse outgoing Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel or her challenger, California RNC National Committee Member Harmeet Dhillon in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News here Friday.

“Harmeet is an advocate for me, you know,” Trump said when asked about the two candidates. “Harmeet is my lawyer.

Asked if that meant he favored her or McDaniel – the current president whom Trump chose after winning the White House in 2016 and backing again when he was later re-elected to the presidency – he refused. to choose a specific candidate.

“I think they’re both good,” Trump said. “I love them both. It’s like when I asked Queen Elizabeth when we were together, ‘Which president was your favorite?’ She said, ‘I loved them all.’ -You prefer ?’ “I liked them all. They’re all great. I said, ‘But didn’t you prefer Ronald Reagan?’ She said: ‘No, I liked them all. I liked Ronald Reagan a lot, but I liked them all. So I said, ‘Which Prime Minister was your favorite? Was it Winston Churchill?’ love everyone. I love everyone.’ Then I realized how smart she was. I said, you know that’s why she stayed there for 75 years.'”

The race between McDaniel and Dhillon has intensified in recent weeks, and Trump’s decision to remain neutral could have major implications for or against either candidate. The final winner will be chosen at the end of January by a vote of the 168 members of the RNC. Members of the RNC’s mighty 168 include state and territory party chairmen as well as members and national committee members from each state and territory. Dhillon, as a member of the 168, is a voting member in this election.

President Donald Trump speaks after his introduction by RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel at a fundraiser in New York City on Dec. 2, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Exclusive - Trump on RNC Chair Race between Ronna McDaniel and Harmeet Dhillon: 'I love them both'

Harmeet Dhillon greets President Trump after arriving aboard Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., to attend a Republican Party fundraiser on Sept. 17, 2019. (Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Dhillon emerged as McDaniel’s main challenger after incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) – who staged a much stronger-than-expected gubernatorial race in New York this year, helping to carry several candidates down and up. especially in the United States House. to victory – retired after considering a challenge. MyPillow’s Mike Lindell announced his own campaign.

Spending decisions at the RNC have become the focus of the race lately, particularly with Dhillon and his allies bashing McDaniel’s choices over how to use party committee money. McDaniel’s allies fought back, defending the incumbent president, arguing that the things Dhillon pointed out were legitimate expenses.

Trump’s last interview with Breitbart News took place here Friday morning at his Doral golf resort in Miami, with many more to come in the coming days. Trump’s decision not to endorse the RNC presidential race contrasts with his decision to unequivocally endorse House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy in the upcoming House Speaker election on January 3. . As Breitbart News previously reported on Friday, Trump said in the interview that he not only supported McCarthy, but he called on McCarthy’s critics to step down and support him in the race, warning of “dangerous” consequences. that could arise if McCarthy did not win the presidency.


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