Good-bye Republican National Committee, hello Trump National Committee

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The wannabe dictator in action … just like Putin or any other. He's trying to control the election and daring any other republiCon candidate to run against him. The entire GOP has lost its collective hive mind ...

Good-bye Republican National Committee, hello Trump National Committee
It's official: The Republican Party is now the Trump Party. There's no running away from him now for Republicans in 2020. The Trump campaign is getting ready to "roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection" which entail swallowing up the Republican National Committee to make it part of one entity—Trump's. This is the first time a president from either party has officially taken over the parallel organization of the party for a campaign. They traditionally have final say on party officials and many of the aspects of the national campaign conducted by the party organs, but the national committees have always maintained a separate structure.


Not anymore, not for Republicans, anyway. They say that the "goal is to create a single, seamless organization that moves quickly, saves resources, and—perhaps most crucially—minimizes staff overlap and the kind of infighting that marked the 2016 relationship between the Trump campaign and the party." Also, they say, it will give Republicans an "organizational advantage" over Democrats, who are going to have a robust and probably contentious primary, because they always are.


This is going to make it much more difficult for any potential challenger to Trump, provided he's still around to be running for re-election in 2020. For that, it's getting blasted (indirectly) by the one guy who is talking out loud about primarying Trump. Ohio Gov. John Kasich delegated his statement to adviser John Weaver, who says "There are some people who choose for whatever reason to handcuff themselves to the Titanic,. […] Why, I have no idea."


And this sounds familiar:

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Trump launches unprecedented reelection machine
Unique structure of the president’s reelection campaign is an expression of his iron grip on the party.


President Donald Trump is planning to roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection, a streamlined organization that incorporates the Republican National Committee and the president’s campaign into a single entity.

It’s a stark expression of Trump’s stranglehold over the Republican Party: Traditionally, a presidential reelection committee has worked in tandem with the national party committee, not subsumed it.

Under the plan, which has been in the works for several weeks, the Trump reelection campaign and the RNC will merge their field and fundraising programs into a joint outfit dubbed Trump Victory. The two teams will also share office space rather than operate out of separate buildings, as has been custom.

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