Earlier today we reported on the firing of the Trump’s campaign Virginia chairman, Corey Stewart. On Monday Stewart helped lead a protest outside the Republican National Committee protesting their treatment of Donald Trump.
Trump campaign deputy manager Dave Bossie said Stewart was fired because he “staged a stunt in front of the RNC without the knowledge or the approval of the Trump campaign.”
Stewart told the Daily Caller he was aware of the possible consequences for his participation in the RNC rally but Bossie didn’t ask him to shut it down until just before it was to begin.
“When I helped organize this [anti-RNC demonstration], I knew there was a chance I would be fired, but this message has to get out there.”
The message Trump wanted to convey was the RNC must support Trump or they could lose across the board in many of their races. From the Daily Caller,
“This is the end of the RNC. If they don’t support the Republican nominee for president, they will permanently fracture the RNC leadership from the grassroots who nominated Mr. Trump,” Stewart declared on the possibility of an RNC withdrawal from the Trump campaign. He added in response to GOP leaders, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Arizona Senator John McCain, abandoning Trump, “The Republican establishment, as epitomized by the RNC, has betrayed Mr. Trump and in doing so have betrayed the grassroots.”
One thing that has angered Stewart about the RNC is what he sees as their diversion of resources from the Trump campaign, particularly from his home state of Virginia.
“Unless the RNC is called out for their failure to support the Trump campaign we’re going to lose. The RNC has pulled its resources from a must-win state for the Trump campaign in Virginia. But it’s a state that doesn’t have any significant down-ticket races, and that’s why they’ve diverted resources out of Virginia,”
Stewart said the RNC had promised funding to Virginia and then pulled their money at the last minute. Stewart intends to continue help Trump to win in Virginia as he continues his run for Governor.
On his Facebook page Stewart said
In case you missed it. I will continue to support Mr. Trump. We need him to turn our country in the right direction.
More details at the Daily Caller.