How is the media at fault? What difference does it make if he isn't in office, he wants the power and the money that flows to the party to be under his control. This from the horses mouth: He suggested his supporters to cut off the Republican Party broadly and support him instead. Trump sent letters to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee telling them to stop using his name and image in fundraising. He is simply attacking "Republicans In Name Only". Essentially he's telling his supporters that instead of supporting the party, they should support him personally. If a substantial portion of Republican Party donors takes his call seriously, the GOP could find itself having trouble raising funds on its own. Now do you catch my drift?