Something Brewing? RNC Halts Some 'Victory Project' Work on Behalf of Trump

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, bangs the gavel as resolutions are adopted during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

If this is nothing, the individual(s) who ordered this should be fired.


The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump.

The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women.

In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production.

“Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is in production or print it needs to stop. Will update you when to proceed,” Lauren Toomey, a staffer in the RNC’s political department, wrote in an email that was obtained by POLITICO.

The email was sent to at least one RNC victory program vendor. Rick Wiley, a top RNC official, was cc’d on the email.


Is it possible that something’s brewing at the RNC with regards to their future support for Donald Trump?  If there isn’t, this is an idiotic move that shows just how brain dead the RNC is.

In case they didn’t notice, there is a crisis in the Trump campaign with calls mounting for him to withdraw. That’s not going to happen. But the impression here is that the RNC is rethinking its commitment to the candidate.

On a day when it should be all hands on deck in backing Trump, some numskull decides to cancel some mail operations of the Trump campaign.

As they say, bad optics.


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