An enraged Donald Trump has threatened legal action against key Republican Party fundraisers, warning them to stop using his name to solicit funds, Politico reported Saturday.
According to the report, the former president sent a cease-and-desist letter to several GOP organizations, including the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
“Trump was furious that his name has been bandied about by organizations that help Republicans who voted to impeach him — without his permission,” reported Rachel Bade and Tara Palmieri. “Trump, who made his fortune in licensing, has always been sensitive to how his name has been used to fundraise and support members, even while in office.”
Ten Republicans in the House and seven Republicans in the Senate voted with Democrats in the impeachment proceedings for incitement to insurrection, surrounding his role in the Capitol riots.
According to the report, Trump still figures heavily in the GOP’s fundraising pitches.
“On Friday, the RNC sent out two emails asking supporters to donate as a way to add their name to a ‘thank you’ card for Trump,” said the report. “‘President Trump will ALWAYS stand up for the American People, and I just thought of the perfect way for you to show that you support him!’ the email states. ‘As one of President Trump’s MOST LOYAL supporters, I think that YOU, deserve the great honor of adding your name to the Official Trump “Thank You’ Card.’ A follow-up email was sent hours later to ‘President Trump’s TOP supporters’ warning of a deadline of 10 hours to get their names on the card.”