While much of the conversation focused on immigration and international affairs, there was also discussion of domestic politics.
Ms. Bartiromo asked Mr. Trump about Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, with whom he has had a rocky relationship. He suggested that he would like to see her replaced. “I think she did OK initially in the R.N.C.,” he said. “I would say right now, there’ll probably be some changes made.”
He spoke as the party gathered in Las Vegas for its annual meeting, at which the conversation was largely about Mr. Trump’s hold over the R.N.C. and Ms. McDaniel’s future as its leader. Mr. Trump first recommended Ms. McDaniel to be chairwoman in 2016, and she served as a loyal leader throughout the 2020 election cycle and beyond. The two have communicated directly and frequently even when they have disagreed. Mr. Trump, for instance, refused to participate in any of the party’s primary debates this cycle, and his team publicly pressured the party to cancel future ones.
In a separate interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Mr. Trump’s last Republican primary opponent, Nikki Haley, repeated an attack she has made multiple times over the past two weeks, accusing Mr. Trump of “playing politics with the border.” Mr. Trump has been loudly trying to kill a bipartisan immigration and border security deal in Congress.
“He shouldn’t be getting involved, telling Republicans that, wait until the election because we don’t want this to help Biden win,” Ms. Haley said, adding, “He’s absolutely playing politics by telling them not to do anything.”