Trump endorses Ronna McDaniel to remain RNC chair

FILE PHOTO: Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel speaks to the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention in a live address from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Republican National Commmittee chair Ronna McDaniel to stay on in her position, crediting her with much of the support Trump received in the presidential election that he lost but is contesting.

“I am pleased to announce that I have given my full support and endorsement to Ronna McDaniel to continue heading the Republican National Committee (RNC). With 72 MILLION votes, we received more votes than any sitting President in U.S. history – and we will win!” Trump said in a tweet.

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