March 11, 2021
MSNBC host Chris Hayes noticed something about the name of Donald Trump’s new PAC—to which the former president is urging his supporters to donate, instead of other Republican causes, including the RNC, the HuffPost reports.
“He explicitly told his supporters not to give money to anyone but him, telling the faithful to donate through his Save America PAC,” Hayes said during All In on Tuesday, March 9. “That’s SAP, for short.”
According to the Urban Dictionary, the definition for sap is “a fool; someone who is prone to being taken advantage of.)
Trump has been engaged in an increasingly nasty feud with GOP organizations over fundraising. Last week, his attorneys even sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Republican National Committee—demanding that it stop using his name in fundraising messages.
The RNC said it would continue to market Trump, citing its First Amendment right to do so, the HuffPost noted.
Hayes said there’s really just one core issue for Trump: The former president “hates the notion anyone’s making money off of him and he’s not getting cut in.” Hayes called that a “huge neurosis” and predicted the increasingly ugly battle will only get more heated.
“He’s not going to sit back. There’s not gonna be any kind of permanent arrangement or truce here,” Hayes said. “This is going to be a constant source of tension for the RNC.”
Indeed, Trump on Tuesday released yet another statement saying he supports the party, “but I do not support RINOs and fools, and it is not their right to use my likeness or image to raise funds.”
Then Trump again urged supporters to give to SAP.
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