Trump campaign calls supporting super-PAC a ‘big league scam’
© Getty Images

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump 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.”

pro-Trump super-PAC shut down in October after being disavowed by the Trump campaign.

ADVERTISEMENT
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 Antonio RubioPressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Coast-to-coast fears about post-holiday COVID-19 spread Potential 2024 Republicans flock to Georgia amid Senate runoffs 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.