The RINOs and Never Trumpers in the Republican establishment hated Donald Trump and did everything they could to obstruct, undermine and sandbag him. Still do, except when it comes to fundraising. Then, they want to use his name and photo to beg Americans to send them money, because they know how popular he is with the rank-and-file.
Donald Trump understands the importance of a name-brand. His name is on his hotels for a reason. President Trump asked the RNC to stop using his brand, the party refused citing a First Amendment right because he’s a public figure, and the President rebuked them. No more money for RINOs.
They shouldn’t have needed rebuking. They should have had enough honor to drop his name and image. They should have proudly used RINOs like Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, since those are the people they’re actually hoping to get elected. Using President Trump’s name to raise money for candidates who don’t hold his beliefs is deceptive. It’s bait-and-switch, false advertising, consumer fraud, lying and pretty much standard procedure for RINOs and Never-Trumpers.
I hope President Trump does run as a third party candidate. Can’t wait.
I’m personally going to go with “focus ASAP around candidates who can straddle the divide – DeSantis, Noem, whomever – and get back to the business of trying to save Western Civilization.