Some RNC staffers did not vote for Trump amid 2020 campaign power wrestle, new book statements

Some Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) officials did not vote for then-President Trump in very last November’s election, according to a forthcoming guide by Wall Road Journal reporter Michael Bender. 

And excerpts from “Frankly, We Did Get This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Misplaced,” that ended up completely received by Fox Information on Tuesday, also spotlight the alleged friction amongst RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and Bill Stepien, who took above as Trump reelection marketing campaign supervisor final summer time.

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And according to an additional excerpt from the guide, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, following losing a power struggle with McDaniel over a new online fundraising plan implemented by the countrywide social gathering, explained he did not “give a f—k” about the upcoming of the GOP.

Wall Street Journal White House Reporter Michael Bender’s new book "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost" will be released on July 13.

Wall Street Journal White House Reporter Michael Bender’s new e-book “Frankly, We Did Earn This Election: The Within Tale of How Trump Lost” will be launched on July 13.

One set of excerpts from the ebook detail how by the 2020 election cycle – under the management of McDaniel, who was chosen by Trump in 2017 to chair the social gathering – the RNC was performing hand in hand with the Trump reelection group on the president’s bid for a 2nd time period in the White Property.

“By 2020, the RNC was not simply an extension of the Trump marketing campaign. (2020 marketing campaign manager) Brad Parscale had efficiently turned them into a whole spouse, and Ronna experienced come to be a person of the president’s closest advisers. The RNC was shelling out for the discipline workers. They were masking charges for condition administrators who could not get phone calls returned from marketing campaign headquarters. Even the lease for the campaign headquarters was being compensated for by the RNC,” Bender wrote.


But in a main shakeup in July of 2020, longtime Trump political adviser Bill Stepien changed Parscale as marketing campaign manager.

“A person big improve when Stepien took about as campaign manager was the reelection campaign’s relationship with the Republican National Committee. Friction remained from the 2016 race among Stepien and significantly of Ronna’s senior management team. Ronna was working the Michigan Republican Bash throughout that race, but Stepien disapproved of her choice to hold quite a few of these similar RNC staffers in her orbit,” according to the excerpts.

Bender wrote that beneath Stepien “Ronna was usually remaining on the outside wanting in—sometimes pretty much. In June, she experienced arrived at the White Household for a political assembly, but waited in the foyer for a lot more than an hour right before she was introduced into the Oval. When she walked in, the president asked why she was so late. ‘They really do not want me sitting in the conferences with you,’ Ronna instructed him.”

But the e book costs that “Stepien was correct to concern the loyalty and devotion of Ronna’s staff to Trump. The president’s handling of Covid and the White House’s cure of Ronna had major staffers inside of the RNC openly musing—for the 1st time in their lives—about not voting for the Republican nominee for president. In the long run, some did not cast their Election Day ballot for Trump.”

The RNC disputed the book’s declare.

“This is not true. There was no organization or team a lot more focused to re-electing President Trump than the RNC,” a nationwide celebration spokesperson told Fox News.


Bender also highlighted the electricity struggle among Kushner, who had a foremost in excess of looking at his father-in-law’s sooner or later unsuccessful reelection exertion, and McDaniel.

Bender charged that the creation of WinRed – the unique on the web fundraising method used this earlier cycle by the Trump campaign, the RNC, and down ballot GOP strategies to compete with the Democrats extremely productive ActBlue operation – “uncovered tensions at the best stage of Trump Planet that finally exploded into an powerful argument amongst Ronna and Jared inside the Trump Resort.”

In accordance to the excerpts, “Jared didn’t feel the RNC could pull off the new procedure and regarded as accomplishing it himself.”

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And Bender claimed that McDaniel “considered the WinRed offer as a legacy undertaking that could advantage the bash for many years to occur. Preserving the new corporation as a nonprofit, she instructed Jared, would make sure it remained as an arm of the RNC.”

Bender alleged that “Jared was not fascinated. ‘I never give a f–k about the foreseeable future of the Republican Occasion!’ he told Ronna inside of the resort meeting home. ‘Good to know,’ Ronna shot back again. ‘I will be working for chair for a 2nd time period, and I will make absolutely sure you really don’t come anyplace close to this!’”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report