‘This is crazy’: RNC reportedly making Trump’s false election claims ‘litmus’ for new hires
‘This is crazy’: RNC reportedly making Trump’s false election claims ‘litmus’ for new hires

The Republican National Committee is asking prospective job candidates whether they think the 2020 election has been stolen in a “litmus of sorts” following the Trump-backed purge of the party committee, according to the Washington Post.

According to the report, Trump advisers “interviewed” multiple staffers who worked in key states in 2024 about their views on the 2020 election.

“Was the 2020 election stolen?” one would-be staffer recalled being asked in a room with two senior Trump advisers.

The question “stressed” some potential staffers, who saw him as “questioning their loyalty to Trump,” according to the Post.

“If you say the election wasn’t stolen, do you really think they’re going to hire you?” asked a former RNC official.

“Candidates who have worked on the front lines in battleground states or are currently in states where fraud allegations are prevalent were asked about their work experience,” RNC and Trump spokesman Daniel Alvarez said in a statement to the Post on Tuesday . “We want experienced staff with meaningful views on how elections are won and lost and real, experience-based opinions on what’s happening in the trenches.”

The RNC staff was let go en masse in early March, but employees could reapply for jobs and the process included an interview with Trump advisers.

“The problem with Trumpism is that despite attracting very smart and very capable people, if you want to play Trump’s game, you have to support him in everything he says. Allegations that the election was stolen are sort of the last frontier of that,” GOP strategist Doug Hay, a former communications director for the RNC, told the Post.

“This is crazy even for Trump’s RNC,” tweeted Democratic election attorney Mark Elias, who has dismissed numerous TrumpWorld lawsuits seeking to overturn his 2020 loss. How does the commission recover from this? Maybe the answer is that you shouldn’t.”

“As Said” wrote former Trump White House aide Alyssa Farah Griffin. “The lie that the election was stolen is now a prerequisite for a job at the RNC. A generation of young operatives will have to make a choice: tell the truth or lie.

Instead of having employees in D.C., Trump advisers told prospective employees they could be expected to relocate to Palm Beach, Fla., near the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

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The lawsuit came after Trump became “disillusioned” with the leadership of the RNC under former chair Rona McDaniel. Trump complained that the RNC didn’t focus enough on “election integrity” or bolstering his false claims that the election was stolen.

Trump backed the takeover by longtime North Carolina stalwart Michael Whatley and daughter-in-law Lara Trump, who have since brought in attorney Christina Bobb, who pushed numerous election fraud allegations, as a senior adviser on election integrity.

Meanwhile, McDaniel was hired and quickly fired from NBC News after multiple anchors complained on air that the network had hired someone who supported Trump’s election lies.

“Wow! Rona McDaniel was fired from Fake News NBC,” Trump wrote on Truth Social Tuesday. “She only lasted two days and that’s after McDaniel did her best to say what they wanted to hear. Leaving her at a very strange place, it’s called NEVER NEVERLAND and it’s not a place you want to be.’

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