Donald Trump, who used to be the President of the United States, is supporting his daughter-in-law to be in charge of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
MrTrump said he supports Lara Trump and Michael Whatley, who leads the North Carolina Republican party.
He supported on Monday because he was upset with the RNC’s leaders.
The group will choose a new leader if Ronna McDaniel, the current leader, leaves.
The news in the US says that Ms McDaniel might quit her job after the South Carolina Republican primary on February 24th.
The RNC raises money for the Republican party and works to get Republican voters to participate in elections.
MrTrump is the top candidate for the Republican party in this year’s election. His support will probably have an impact on RNC members.
On Monday evening, Mr. Trump said Mr. Whatley has done a great job in North Carolina and should be the next leader of the RNC.
He praised Mr Whatley’s devotion to making sure elections are fair and honest. Whatley has supported the former president’s false claims of cheating in the 2020 election before.
Mr Trump supports his daughter-in-law Lara Trump for the RNC co-chair position because he thinks she is very talented. She is married to his son Eric.
“Lara is really good at talking to people and works hard for everything that MAGA represents,” Mr.
Ms Trump has worked closely with the RNC before and is thought to be very good at raising money for the committee.
The party’s rules say that there must be one man and one woman in charge of the RNC.
The old president said he has also requested Chris LaCivita, the co-manager of his current presidential campaign, to become the RNC’s main person in charge of operations.
Politico said that if Mr. Lacivita takes the job, he will still be Mr. Trump’s co-campaign manager.
If Trump’s support were to happen, it would mean his campaign would be closely connected with the committee and how it works.
But sometimes his approval didn’t work. Mr Whaley did not win the position of co-chair in 2023, even though Mr Trump had supported him before.
There are problems between Mr. Trump and Ms. McDaniel about the Republican debates. This is why people want a new leader for the RNC. The ex-president said no to joining any of them.
The Washington Post reported that Mr. Trump wanted Ms. McDaniel to cancel the debates, but she said no.
She has also been under a lot of pressure because the party didn’t do well in the last elections and because they haven’t been able to raise much money.
She was supposed to keep working in her job until 2025, but there’s a rumor that she might quit after meeting with Mr. Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week.
At the meeting, Ms McDaniel told Mr Trump that she will do what’s best for the party, even if it means resigning.
The Newsmax network asked Mr. Trump if Ms. McDaniel should quit, and he said he thinks she knows and understands that she should.