Trump and Republican party clash after he sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter over using his name and likeness to raise funds for the party


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The Republican National Committee has responded after Trump sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to the party’s National committee warning against using his name to raise funds during party rallies, meetings or conventions.

On Friday March 5, his lawyers sent letters to the RNC and others asking them to “immediately cease and desist the unauthorized use of President Donald J. Trump’s name, image, and/or likeness in all fundraising, persuasion, and/or issue speech,” according to the RNC letter.

In a Monday letter to Trump attorney Alex Cannon, Republican National Committee (RNC) chief counsel J. Justin Riemer said the committee “has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech” and said “it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals.”

He added that Trump had also “reaffirmed” to the chair of the RNC, Ronna McDaniel, over the weekend “that he approves of the RNC’s current use of his name in…

Source: Linda Ikeji