Republicans ridiculed after Trump threatens them with lawsuit for using his name
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (CNN screenshot)

Critics of both Donald Trump and the Republican Party rejoiced on Saturday morning over the growing civil war between the two that has now led the ex-president having to threaten a lawsuit if they continue to use his name and likeness for fundraising purposes.

Trump, who is increasingly trying to take control of the Republican Party since he lost re-election, has set himself up as a kingmaker with his own PAC in Florida and is continuing to fundraise.

With that in mind, on Saturday it was reported he sent cease and desist letters to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee demanding they stop using him to fundraise.

As one commenter on Twitter put it, Trump's growing war with the GOP is "f*cking hilarious."

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