Republicans are reportedly defying former President Donald Trump’s cease-and-desist orders to not use his name for fundraising, sending out weekend emails inviting supporters to donate money to defend his legacy.
The letters were sent to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
But on Sunday, an RNC fundraising email using Trump's name was blasted out anyway, the Washington Examiner reported.
“You have been selected as one of the first to be invited to claim your Trump Legacy Membership,” the email stated, the news outlet reported. “As a Trump Legacy Member, you will be a key player in our effort to defend President Trump’s America First policies from Biden and the Radical Left."
One unnamed GOP official said they weren’t worried about any repercussion.
“Trump's threats have no teeth,” the official told the Washington Examiner. “What's he going to do? Sue the RNC?”
The news outlet noted Trump’s businesses have relied heavily on the use of his name — and that the former president and his company have been fiercely protective.
Trump even used his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference to warn the GOP movement about using him to raise money, the Washington Examiner reported.
“There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts to elect ‘America First’ Republican conservatives and, in turn, to make America great again,” he said, the news outlet reported. “And that’s through Save America PAC and donaldjtrump.com.”
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