Trump alumni launch America First Policy Institute
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Former Trump administration officials on Tuesday have launched America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit group allied with former President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE, almost three months after the former commander in chief left office. 

The group, comprised of 40 staff members and a first-year budget of $20 million, has been in the planning stages since December and is currently based in Arlington, Va., Axios reported

“The America First Policy Institute is launching to continue the transformative changes that happened over the last four years,” Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of the group, said in its launch video.


Rollins was formerly the head of Trump’s Domestic Policy Council.

“We know what the insider approach is; it’s failure. It’s the outsider approach that wins and we saw it first hand,” she continued. 

Other Trump administration alumni involved include former Energy secretary Rick PerryRick PerryFormer Texas Supreme Court justice jumps into state's AG Republican primary race Texas governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill Tomorrow's special election in Texas is the Democrats' best House hope in 2021 MORE running the Center for Energy Independence and Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White running the Center for American Values.

The national security section of the group will be chaired by former Director of National Intelligence John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeUFOs are an intriguing science problem; Congress must act accordingly How transparency on UFOs can unite a deeply divided nation Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE as well as former national security adviser to former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Will Pence primary Trump — and win? Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE, Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg.  

Rollins told Axios that the group’s goal is to be "dreamers and ... risk-takers." Rollins hopes the group doubles its current budget for 2022.

The group eventually wants to expand to offices near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., New York and Miami.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Mary Trump: Ivanka 'much less likely to stay loyal' to father than Weisselberg MORE and her husband and former White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerUnsealed documents detail Trump and Biden efforts on reporter records 'Just say we won,' Giuliani told Trump aides on election night: book Rupert Murdoch told Fox News to call Arizona for Biden on election night: book MORE will be informal advisers for the nonprofit, according to Axios. 

Under the nonprofit’s website “priorities” it emphasized “jobs first,” “opportunity first,” “security first,” “freedom first” and “innovation first."

Updated at 4:20 p.m.