Trump’s Move Results in Big Reduction of Republican National Committee Staff

( – After a change in leadership at the Republican National Committee, dozens of staff members from every department were laid off.

In all, over 60 people were told they were being let go in a March 11 email, sent three days after an ally of former President Donald Trump, Michael Whatley, was elected to replace Ronna McDaniel as the chair of the RNC. Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, was elected co-chair. Chris LaCivita, who was elected as the new chief of staff of the RNC, will continue to serve as a senior adviser at the Trump campaign.

Whatley said that the RNC would work “hand in glove” with the Trump campaign during his speech accepting the chair position.

The cuts included staff members from the communications, data, and political departments at the RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The cuts also included RNC community center staff members, who focused on building relationships with minority groups in some Democratic-leaning states. Five members of the senior staff were among those affected by the layoffs. The reorganization of the RNC includes basing the digital and finance teams out of Palm Beach, Florida. Despite the number of staff members cut from the organization, the layoffs did not affect the election integrity division.

Sean Cairncross, the new chief operating officer of the RNC, told the staff members in an email that the new chairman is “evaluating the organization and staff” in order to align the organization “with his vision of how to win in November.” He said that they could reapply for their jobs. However, the last day for staff members who do not reapply is March 31.

LaCivita said the cuts will eliminate duplication between the RNC and the Trump campaign as the two work to become closer to one organization, saying the move is the “Republicans streamlining.”

On Twitter, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene celebrated the news, writing, “MAGA is now in control of the Republican Party!!”

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