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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Campaign: This is the Definition of Insanity

February 25, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After losing 40 percent of Republican primary voters in South Carolina, Donald Trump thinks the best way to unify Republicans is to demand a coronation from the Republican National Committee (RNC) and turn the RNC into his personal legal slush fund.

The RNC is considering two resolutions—one to affirm the RNC's neutrality in the ongoing primary fight and one to block the party from paying any presidential candidate's legal bills. Right on cue, the Trump campaign threw a temper tantrum.

Donald Trump has already spent $58 million of campaign donations on legal fees and the RNC paid Trump's legal fees in 2021 and 2022. With his mounting legal expenses and lackluster fundraising, Trump is desperate to turn the RNC into his personal ATM.

"Doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity," said Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas. "And yet, Donald Trump wants Republicans to follow him blindly down a rabbit hole of bankruptcy and electoral losses. Hard pass. RNC members are rightly waking up to the realization that being Trump's legal slush fund is a recipe for disaster—and insane."

Under Donald Trump and current RNC leadership, Republicans lost elections in 2018, 2020, and 2022, and now the RNC is effectively bankrupt. Amidst major backlash, Trump was also forced to walk back a resolution last month that would've declared him the "presumptive nominee."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Campaign: This is the Definition of Insanity Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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