Former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE is reportedly working with former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) on drafting a new policy agenda, modeled after Gingrich’s 1994 “Contract with America,” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Politico reports.
Sources familiar with the matter told the publication that Trump had been meeting with Gingrich and also sat down with his former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBiden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter MORE (R-S.C.) at Mar-a-Lago in the past few weeks as they focus on winning back the House and Senate in 2022.
One source told the news outlet that the agenda would have an “America First” approach on multiple issues such as trade and immigration, describing it as “a policy priority for 2022 and beyond.”
Trump's team told The Hill that the talks are “still in their infancy.”
Gingrich told Politico that the agenda should not be expected "anytime soon," but said, "It should be positive."
“School choice, teaching American history for real, abolishing the ‘1619 Project,’ eliminating critical race theory and what the Texas legislature is doing. We should say, ‘Bring it on,' " Gingrich told Politico.
In 2016, Trump's campaign had presented its own version of Gingrich's agenda, titled "Contract with the American Voter," in which Trump pledged to make 28 actions in his first 100 days in office.
Though the former president did accomplish some of these actions, Politico notes that only a fraction of the goals laid out were completed and the GOP did not present any new platforms at conventions in 2020.
Gingrich crafted the Contract to America in 1994, helping the GOP pick up more than 50 seats during President Clinton's first term. It gave Republicans their first House majority in four decades at the time.