President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. Calls Withdrawn Bruce Springsteen Positions A ‘Liberal Privilege’ Schiff Sees Challenges For Intelligence Committee, Trump McConnell Shadow Community Says It Would Back Trump As Republican Candidate In 2024 he is likely to form a new political action committee and is expected to turn to his former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey LewandowskiNight Defense: Pentagon Chief Expels Hundreds of Advisory Panels | Defense selection analyzes obstacles to Trump’s transition | Aircraft Carrier Returning Home After 10-Month Deployment Secretary of Defense Dismisses Hundreds of Advisory Board Members in Comprehensive Review Night Defense: Biden Makes First Trip to Walter Reed as President | Pentagon Halts Trump’s Last Minute Board Appointments | Space Force Reveals Rank Structure MORE play a leadership role in the effort.
Trump discussed his new political endeavors during a meeting Thursday of his closest political allies, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
Politico first reported Thursday that Trump told advisers at the meeting that he intends to entrust Lewandowski with heading a new super PAC.
“We have not made any formal announcements yet, but Corey will play an important role in any future endeavors,” said Jason Miller, a spokesman for the former president. Lewandowski did not respond to a request for comment.
Trump met Thursday at his Mar-A-Lago club with his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr .; former Trump campaign aides Bill stepienBill StepienTrump ready to make McConnell’s life miserable State parties seek to punish anti-Trump Republicans Trump’s refusal to admit sows confusion among staff MORE, Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of seizing Arizona: MORE report and Justin Clark; former White House social media director Dan Scavino; former White House aide Nick Luna; Miller; and attorney Alex Cannon, according to the source familiar with the meeting. Lewandowski is also said to have participated in part of the meeting.
The meeting was described as positive and everyone involved was “on the same page,” according to the source. All individuals are expected to play a role in Trump’s future endeavors, including Trump Jr., who is expected to play a significant role both publicly and behind the scenes.
Trump has already formed a leadership PAC, Save America, which has endorsed Republican candidates, including the former White House press secretary. Sarah HuckabeeSarah Sanders We knew the media would spoil Biden: Here’s why he’s so much worse House Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities during Sarah Sanders impeachment hearing on Trump criticism killed in war: ‘Those comments didn’t happen’ MORE Sanders, who is running for governor of Arkansas. The PAC raised nearly $ 31 million in the final weeks of 2020.
The formation of a super PAC would be the latest example of Trump’s efforts to maintain his control over the Republican Party. Super PACs can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money, although they cannot contribute directly to a politician or political party.
Trump remains a dominant figure in the Republican Party even after he was indicted a second time for his role in the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. Trump was acquitted by the Senate in a vote earlier this month, although seven Republicans voted with Democrats to find him guilty on the charge of incitement to insurrection.
Trump, who has been without access to Twitter and relatively silent since leaving office, is due to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. The former president is expected to use his comments to hammer President BidenJoe BidenBiden ‘disappointed’ with Senate MP’s decision, but ‘respects’ decision Taylor Swift welcomes passage of House Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls dropped Bruce Springsteen charges ‘liberal privilege’ MOREshares in your first month in office.