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‘You’d Be Okay With Lara Trump?’: Neil Cavuto Presses South Carolina GOP Chairman On RNC Short List

Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Saturday pressed South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick about former President Donald Trump’s list of candidates for Republican National Committee (RNC) leadership.

Kabuto asked McKissick on an episode of “Kabuto Live” if he supported President Trump’s endorsement of his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, for the RNC co-chair position.

“Right away, your name has been put on the list of candidates to become the next RNC chairman. Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, is also on that group,” Kabuto said. “What do you think about that?”

“At the end of the day, parties and candidates always form a leadership team that makes sense so that we can do our job of winning campaigns. And I hope that happens in November. I want to see it,” McKissick said.

“So, is Lala Trump okay?” Kabuto asked.

“Again, I want to work with the candidates, the campaigns, the party and all of you to make sure we win in November. It doesn’t matter,” McKissic replied.

President Trump endorsed his daughter-in-law as RNC co-chair in the February 12 presidential election. statement. In the same statement, the Republican presidential front-runner recommended North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley as RNC chief operating officer, replacing RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump campaign adviser Chris Lacivita. (Related: Teamsters donate to RNC for the first time in decades, records show; RNC denies receiving cash)

“My extremely talented daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has agreed to run as RNC co-chair,” Trump wrote. “Lara is a very gifted communicator and she is dedicated to everything MAGA stands for. She told me she wanted to accept this challenge and she is amazing. Sho!”

Lara Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday that as RNC co-chair she would prioritize early voting. She said her “bank the vote” strategy includes allowing Republican voters to vote “as soon as possible through in-person early voting, absentee voting, and vote harvesting where legal.” He said that

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