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Trump: RNC Engaging in ‘Deceptive Washington Tricks’ by Using Me in Fundraising Notice

Donald Trump is pretty pissed off at the RNC today, accusing them of illegally using him in a fundraising notice to Republicans.

Here’s the notice in question, which Trump himself posted to Facebook:

The RNC, which is probably not on my side, just illegally put out a fundraising notice saying Donald Trump wants you to…

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Saturday, February 13, 2016

As you see above, Trump claims that the notice was quickly withdrawn, but he didn’t stop there. He put out a statement referring to the fundraising notice as another installment of “deceptive Washington tricks”:

The RNC, which is probably not on my side, just illegally put out a fundraising notice saying ‘Trump wants you to contribute to the RNC.’ The RNC does not treat me well and then they use my name, without my knowledge, to raise money for themselves. At my insistence, they have withdrawn their request. I am self-funding my campaign and this totally unauthorized notice is yet another example of deceptive Washington tricks used to take advantage of the voters and get money from the hard-working people the politicians have failed. I will not stand for it and neither should you.

The relationship between Trump and the RNC has been… rocky, to put it mildly. But open criticism of Trump from the RNC has been sparing and mild at best.

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