U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the primary day of the Republican National Convention after he delegates voted to verify him because the Republican 2020 presidential nominee for re-election in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., August 24, 2020.
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Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers despatched cease-and-desist letters to three of the most important GOP fundraising teams on Friday, a Trump advisor confirmed to NBC News.
Trump’s lawyers requested the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee to stop using the ex president’s name and likeness in fundraising appeals and merchandise.
Since Trump left workplace in January, the three fundraising teams have repeatedly referenced him in emails searching for donations. However, Trump was reportedly upset that his name was getting used with out his approval by teams that had helped Republicans who voted to impeach him.
The cease-and-desist notices come simply days after Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference. In his speech, he known as for unity, whereas additionally attacking quite a few prime Republicans, together with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, and different lawmakers who voted in favor of his impeachment and to convict him.
“Get rid of all of them,” Trump mentioned throughout his speech. “The RINOs that we’re surrounded with will destroy the Republican Party and the American employee,” Trump mentioned on the time, using an acronym for “Republicans in name solely.”
Politico first reported the information.