Republican Officials Call for RNC to Cut Support for Donald Trump in October: Report

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Scott Olson/Getty Images

Republican Party officials are in talks to try to cut off financial support for their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, according to a new report.

Dozens of top party leaders have signed a letter calling for the Republican National Committee to stop funding the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign, starting in October. Instead, they want the RNC to redirect “cash to save endangered congressional majorities,” Politico reported Sunday, August 14.

The letter — which was signed by more than 70 former members of Congress, RNC staffers and other Republican party insiders — says Trump, 70, has alienated “millions of voters” with his countless outrageous comments since the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland this past July.

“Every dollar spent by the RNC on Donald Trump’s campaign is a dollar of donor money wasted on the losing effort of a candidate who has actively undermined the GOP at every turn,” the letter reads, according to Time magazine.

GOP officials have also claimed that the RNC has shown more support for Trump than it did for 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day,” the party’s letter continues before listing the businessman’s recent controversial comments, including his attack on Gold Star families of fallen American soldiers and his refusal to disclose his tax returns.

“Those recent outrages have built on his campaign of anger and exclusion, during which he has mocked and offended millions of voters, including the disabled, women, Muslims, immigrants and minorities,” the letter adds. “He also has shown dangerous authoritarian tendencies, including threats to ban an entire religion from entering the country, order the military to break the law by torturing prisoners, kill the families of suspected terrorists, track law-abiding Muslim citizens in databases and use executive orders to implement other illegal and unconstitutional measures.”

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