Rick Scott Dispatched to Mar-a-Lago to Talk to Trump About Fundraising Tiff
During the recent impeachment trial, the GOP showed Donald Trump that they are all in on letting him remain the leader of their party. Republicans could have ensured that the former president would never run on the top of their ticket again.
Instead, 43 GOP senators voted to acquit Trump. And he’s flexed his power already. Trump has already asked the party to take his name off fundraising emails. He’s also sent a note encouraging followers to donate directly to him rather than the party.
With Trump again hurting the brand, the NRSC is trying to do damage control. Senator Rick Scott was dispatched to Mar-a-Lago this weekend to get the former president back on the same page.
Latest email from Fmr. President Trump: ‘Donate to me, not the RNC’ pic.twitter.com/xZpDXSIUej
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Politico reports, “After the back and forth last week between the former president and the GOP’s campaign committees over using his name for fundraising, Donald Trump dined at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night with NRSC Chair Rick Scott (R-Fla.). They discussed candidate recruitment and getting Trump’s support for certain incumbents in 2022, according to a source familiar.”
Rachel Bade continues, “Trump did not budge on his opposition to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the source said. But Scott mainly wanted Trump’s take on finding the best candidates for the midterms and how they can team up. After dinner, Trump and Scott made the rounds of the dining area to chat with resort members including Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, who was dining with actor Jon Voight.”
You can read the report in its entirety here