RNC Withdraws Bid to Crown Trump Early

(RepublicanReport.org) – After former President Donald Trump (R) won the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, a Republican National Convention (RNC) member — David Bossie — submitted a resolution to declare the GOP candidate as the committee’s presumptive 2024 nominee for president. The only problem with adopting that resolution is that former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is still in the race and said she has no intention of dropping out.

On January 25, CNN reported that Trump and his campaign initially supported the initiative. However, a source familiar with the matter said they switched gears after the public denounced the move. Following the uproar, Trump reportedly instructed the RNC to halt the resolution using his social media platform. The former US leader said he wanted to “finish the process” by letting the voters decide. In response to the directive, Bossie withdrew the resolution.

Trump has to win 1,215 delegates to get the GOP nomination for the general election and must reach that number by July, when the national convention in Milwaukee takes place. Currently, he has 32 and Haley has 17. While the former SC governor won’t gain any delegates in Nevada, since she’s not on the ballot, the next time she has a chance to gain ground is in her home state of South Carolina. That primary takes place on February 24. Recent average polling by FiveThirtyEight shows Haley trailing Trump by 33.3%, despite her ties to the Palmetto State.

Haley’s campaign responded to the resolution before it was pulled. The dispatch reported that her campaign spokeswoman, Olivia Perez-Cubas, said the voters should decide who represents them in the general election, “not a bunch of Washington insiders.” She also said it would be better if the RNC chair would set up a debate between Haley and Trump — unless he couldn’t “handle” it.

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