Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump daughter-in-law joins Trump campaign digital vendor: report Live coverage: Senate intel holds first public Russia hearing Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's revised travel ban MORE’s campaign is furiously pushing back against a super-PAC that a former ally launched on Thursday with the aim of damaging Trump’s rivals for the GOP nomination.
“Big league scam,” Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The Hill.
“We sent a cease-and-desist letter to this PAC in October and want nothing to do with this,” he said. “These guys are scam artists doing it for their own personal benefit and seeking to profiteer off Trump’s name. People should not give to this or any other super-PAC claiming to support Donald Trump for president.”
A pro-Trump super-PAC shut down in October after being disavowed by the Trump campaign.
On Thursday, the controversial political consultant Roger Stone, who left Trump’s campaign under disputed circumstances in August, officially launched the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness, which is soliciting donations with the aim of damaging Trump’s rivals, and Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE (R-Fla.) in particular.
Trump has sought to highlight that he’s the only Republican running for president without a supporting super-PAC. Trump has argued that because he’s mostly self-funding his campaign, he isn’t beholden to special interest groups.
Stone’s super-PAC claims to only seek contributions from individuals.
“Any corporate or business contributions will be returned,” the website states.
But Lewandowski said Trump doesn’t want the outside help, and sought diminish Stone, with whom he's had a combustible relationship.
“No one from the campaign has spoken to him since he was fired in August,” said Lewandowski.