Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated during an appearance on Newsmax Tuesday that former President Donald Trump being reelected if he runs for office in 2024 “only happens” if the Republican Party can regain control of Congress next year during the 2022 midterm elections.
“Everybody knows that 2024 only happens if we win 2022 because we just saw Democrats try and do a power grab on the elections,” McDaniel stated during a chat on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America. “If we don’t succeed in taking back the House or the Senate in 2022, they will absolutely pass that, (legislation) which will make it very hard for any Republican to win in 2024 so.”
Trump has raised a record amount of money and is getting on the campaign trail, and he’s committed to making sure Republicans win in 2022, she added.
Her comments come after Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, sparked excitement on Newsmax with his comments about the ex-president meeting with Cabinet members over the weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., resort.
Trump has hauled in more than $82 million in the first half of 2021 and has $102 million in the war chest from his political action committees, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
McDaniel then said that she’s not sure of the “mechanics” of how the PAC money could be spent, but went on to note that the former president and the PAC have stated that they will go out and pour support into midterm candidates to help push them across the finish line.
She responded by saying that is “amazing,” as the fundraising cash that Trump has been able to raise demonstrates how popular he still is.
“I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s almost like its own political committee, and so he’s going to be instrumental and making sure we elect Republicans up and down the ticket with that amount of money that he’s raised,” she said.
McDaniel then turned her attention to ripping former President Barack Obama for holding a huge 60th birthday bash at his place on Martha’s Vineyard.
“His rich friends live by a different set of rules than the rest of Americans who are struggling to keep their businesses afloat to get back to work,” McDaniel went on to say of former President Obama. “(They are) struggling under the mountain of inflation that is hitting all of our homes as we’re paying more for gas and groceries and all these things, but of course, the rich live a different life, and the Democrats are all about the rich now.”
McDaniel also said that due to the fact there’s a different set of rules, “Americans are fed up,” and they are “going to turn to Republicans in this next election.”