Last week, former President Donald Trump's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to the Republican Party because they were continuing to use his name in fundraising without giving Trump a cut.
By Monday, it was revealed that that RNC had pushed back, with lawyer Justin Riemer saying the party "has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech, and it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals."
The RNC wasn't the only one who was told to stop using Trump's name, which he generally licenses out for a fee. Other committees have been using it or at least referring to him and his agenda.
As of Monday afternoon, however, Washington Post political reporter Josh Dawsey revealed that "Trump affirmed to chair Ronna McDaniel over the weekend that he 'approves of the RNC's current use of his name in fundraising and other materials.'"
The problem, however, is that Trump has a habit of saying one thing and doing another. In his speech to CPAC, Trump admitted that he would tell foreign countries that they had to meet his demands for aid. Once they had, he said he'd refuse to provide it.
The debate between the Republican Party and Trump is an ironic one, because in December and January Trump was fundraising off of the runoff elections in Georgia but he wasn't giving any money to the Georgia candidates or their races.
RNC has sent a letter to Trump PAC responding to their cease-and-desist. In response letter, RNC says Trump affirme… https://t.co/DVCWIpGnUk— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1615239807.0