Trump’s former campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski is reportedly in talks to head the Trump team’s latest political venture. The details are still being kept under wraps but sources say that Lewandowski is the frontrunner to lead Trump’s upcoming super PAC.
Lewandowski served as Trump’s first campaign adviser in 2015 through the 2016 presidential primaries before being let go. Then in 2020, Lewandowski served as a top adviser to the Trump re-election campaign.
Fox News reports:
The move was decided during a meeting late last week at Trump’s south Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago when the former president gathered with his political team. The group included 2020 campaign managers Bill Stepien and Brad Parscale, senior adviser Jason Miller, former White House social media director Dan Scavino, and Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
“MAGA supporters and candidates supporting President Trump’s America First agenda are going to be impressed with the political operation being built out here,” Miller said. “We expect formal announcements of the full team in the coming weeks, which will include some very talented operatives not yet named.”
The meeting comes as Trump vows to remain the dominant figure in the GOP going forward and pledges to support primary challengers against Republicans up for reelection in 2022 who have crossed him in the past or who weren’t supportive of his efforts to try and reverse his election loss last year to Joe Biden. Trump’s also flirting with a presidential run in 2024 to try to return to the White House.
Immediately after the November election, the then-president formed a leadership PAC, named Save America, that’s hauled in tens of millions of dollars. But unlike leadership PACs, which have restraints on how much cash they can raise from donors, super PACs are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.
Lewandowski also recently launched his own political action committee, Fight Back America, which focuses on supporting GOP candidates mounting campaigns to unseat Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.