It looks like Donald Trump, Jr., is trying to stay in the mix of politics. Donald Trump Sr.’s oldest son and his girlfriend, former Fox News host, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are making moves to expand their influence at the Republican National Committee, CNN reports.
According to three GOP sources and advisers to Donald Trump, Sr., the duo may be planning to take over the party structure. White House officials say the couple is unhappy with RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, blaming her for not putting in enough effort to win the “close race” election.
It is transparent the couple will continue to campaign, as they both look to obtain leadership roles within the RNC. Top leadership roles will give the committee leverage for a comeback run for President in 2024.
“Don Jr. and Kimberly have an eye on the RNC, through themselves taking over or somebody close to them taking over,” a well-placed Republican Party source close to the White House said.
However, Trump, Jr. says this is not the case; he is not trying to take over the party. His claims were supported by his associated Andrew Surabian, who also stated CNN’s report is “100% incorrect.” Guilfoyle has not responded.
Sources close to the White House situation believe some in the GOP feel the strategy by Trump, Jr., may be what is needed, as distasteful as it sounds. The idea of Trump, Jr. leading the RNC could be better than having to push out the first family—considering the backlash that could follow with Donald Trump, Sr.’s base.
“In order for Republicans to move forward, they may have to do this,” one of the sources said.
It may be better for Trump, Jr. or his girlfriend Guilfoyle to take a position, depends on how you look at it, it’s either them or somebody else close to the Trump family, like campaign adviser David Bossie, former chairman and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, or Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken, who could become the RNC chairman.
“They don’t want the ride to end,” a Trump adviser said of Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle.