While re-electing chair Ronna McDaniel and choosing vice chairs and other officials tops the agenda, the gathering of the 168 committee members and other prominent GOP officials will also be an opportunity for some of the potential contenders for the next Republican presidential nomination to make friends and build bonds with the party’s top activists, fundraisers and rainmakers.
Topping the list of possible White House hopefuls at the confab will be President Trump, who is scheduled to address the crowd on the second day of the gathering.
Trump, who continues to fight the 2020 election results and refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, publicly hinted at the beginning of December that another presidential campaign may be in the cards.
“It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,” the president told supporters at a White House holiday party for RNC members. Two GOP sources who attended the function confirmed the president’s comments to Fox News.
Behind closed doors, Trump has told advisers that he wants to run again in four years, and he could potentially announce his bid before or even during Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, according to reporting from Fox News’ chief White House correspondent John Roberts.