Politico Playbook reports:
Trump is tightening his grip on the use of his name to fundraise. According to a Trump adviser, McCarthy’s NRCC recently asked about selling Trump merch like T-shirts, but team Trump said no. As we reported this morning, Trump advisers said he’s felt burned by leaders of the GOP who have been using his name to fundraise, and not defending him in the way that he wanted after Jan. 6. He also doesn’t want to see the money go toward Republicans who voted to impeach him. The NRCC didn’t get back to us.
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