WASHINGTON — Donald Trump endorsed his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, to help lead the Republican National Committee, a move that would tighten his hold on the party even as the 2024 nominating contest continues.

Trump, in an announcement by his campaign on Monday night, proposed that Lara Trump, a former television producer who is married to his son, Eric, become co-chair along with Michael Whatley, the RNC’s general counsel. The current chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, has been in discussions to step down, according to people familiar with the plans.


North Carolina Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley speaks during the party convention at the Koury Convention Center on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina.