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Why Trump’s Alarming Takeover of the RNC Is Backfiring
I expected the ultra-Trumpified RNC to be chaotic — but not this chaotic.

 

April 9, 2024, 4:00 PM +06
Written by Zeeshan Alim, Opinion Writer/Editor
Hand-picked by former President Donald Trump

 

It’s been nearly a month since allies seized the reins of the Republican National Committee — the most tangible example of Trump’s ever-tightening grip on the GOP’s party machinery. But the takeover is not going well.

 

The committee’s new chairman, Michael Whatley, and co-chair Lara Trump ordered an immediate cleanup of the organization after taking office.

 

Dozens of RNC staffers were either laid off or asked to resign and reapply for jobs. In a disappointing development, as my colleague Hayes Brown discusses,

 

 

Petitioners were asked for their views on whether the 2020 elections were rigged.

 

 

The committee’s new chairman, Michael Whatley, and co-chair Lara Trump ordered an immediate cleanup of the organization after taking office.

Dozens of RNC staffers were either laid off or asked to resign and reapply for jobs.

 

As my colleague Hayes Brown discussed, in a disappointing development, petitioners were asked for their views on whether the 2020 election was rigged.

It’s clear that a premature race to clean up the RNC has pushed the genius that is Trump and team

 

can help them achieve their goals.

Now new reporting indicates that even the purge process has been a mess. As a sign of how random the mass ending was, mostly

Ex-employees are said to have been offered jobs again. This raises the question of why they were terminated in the first place. The rehiring process is also going badly.

 

According to Axios, some resettlement workers are “uncertain about what their role is.”

The result is a critical brain drain from the RNC just as the general election is effectively underway. The Guardian reports that it is familiar with the matter

 

Multiple sources say some staffers have refused to return: “The situation means the RNC has been left without people with deep knowledge of election operations at the Republican Party Central Committee

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