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Trump tells RNC not to name him the 'presumptive nominee' to preserve 'party unity'

Trump has thus far claimed victory in the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary.

Published: January 25, 2024 7:47pm

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the Republican National Committee (RNC) not to approve a resolution declaring him the presumptive party nominee, contending that he needed to claim the designation through the primary process for the sake of party unity.

Trump made the remarks amid news that RNC Committeeman David Bossie had begun circulating a draft resolution. The proposal would not amend the party requirements for earning the nomination, but would merely call on the party to act as though Trump had already done so and to focus its efforts on the general election.

"While I greatly appreciate the Republican National Committee (RNC) wanting to make me their PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE, and while they have far more votes than necessary to do it, I feel, for the sake of PARTY UNITY, that they should NOT go forward with this plan, but that I should do it the 'Old Fashioned' way, and finish the process off AT THE BALLOT BOX," he posted on Truth Social. "Thank you to the RNC for the Respect and Devotion you have shown me! TRUMP2024"

Trump has thus far claimed victory in the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary. He currently enjoys a substantive polling lead over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, his sole remaining competitor of any standing.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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