Trump likely to form new super PAC
President Trump is likely to form a new political action committee and is expected to tap his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to play a leading role in the endeavor.
Trump discussed his new political efforts during a meeting Thursday of his closest political allies, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
Politico first reported on Thursday that Trump told advisers at the meeting that he intends to task Lewandowski with spearheading a new super PAC.
“We haven’t made any formal announcements yet, but Corey will play a major role in any upcoming effort,” said Jason Miller, a spokesman for the former president. Lewandowski did not return 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 Stepien, Brad Parscale 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 for part of the meeting.
The meeting was described as positive and everyone involved was “on the same page,” according to the source. The individuals are all 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 former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is running for governor in Arkansas. The PAC raked in almost $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 grip on the Republican Party. Super PACs can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money, though they cannot contribute directly to a politician or political party.
Trump remains a dominant figure in the GOP even after he was impeached for a second time over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was acquitted by the Senate in a vote earlier this month, though seven Republicans voted with Democrats to find him guilty of the charge of inciting insurrection.
Trump, who has remained without access to Twitter and relatively silent since he left office, is due to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. The former president is expected to use his remarks to hammer President Biden’s actions in his first month in office.