Nearly three months after Donald Trump's departure from the White House, his plans for a politically active post-presidential role are coming into public focus
Most prominently, there is the former president's leadership PAC — the Save America PAC — which has a war chest totaling more than $85 million heading into the second quarter of this year. That sum positions Trump to make a hefty impact on the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, during which Republicans will attempt to take back control of the House and Senate.
Top Trump communications adviser Jason Miller recently told "Just the News AM" that the former president is seeking out candidates who are first and foremost "America First conservatives."
"That means someone who supports conservative grassroots when it comes to the more populist positions on trade agreements, trying to get out of some of these endless wars, and trying to make sure that we're not throwing big, massive breaks to the fat cats on Wall Street and in D.C.," said Miller. "We're looking for someone that actually boosts up the working class men and women in America."
Another development on that front is the creation of the former president's Super PAC, which Trump 2016 Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski has been tapped to lead. "We're not looking to defeat Republicans who are in districts where if they lose the primary, the seat is going to go to a Democrat," Lewandowski said, adding that he believes "we can beat Liz Cheney in Wyoming and Lisa Murkowski in Alaska."
Efforts have accelerated in April, with the announcement of Stephen Miller's "America First Legal," an organization the Trump policy and messaging stalwart has branded a conservative response to the ACLU. "Anything the president does that we believe to be illegal is fair game," Miller told the Wall Street Journal upon announcing the group. Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will also play a role inside the organization.
This week, Trump alumni launched the largest post-administration group to date with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI), a 35-person nonprofit aiming to continue to advance the former president's populist policy agenda. The group will be headed by Brooke Rollins, the former head of Trump's Domestic Policy Council. While primarily based in D.C., the institute will reportedly also have offices in Miami and New York.
Rounding out this emerging array of funding, policy, and legal arms is an expected social media network. Since the permanent banning of the nation's 45th president from Twitter and Facebook in January, Team Trump has been brainstorming a platform of their own, a place for the former president to share his thoughts, along with the growing ranks of conservatives who fear retaliation from Big Tech companies that have been aggressively purging or limiting the reach of conservative users on their platforms.
"We're probably a couple months away from having that ready to go," said Miller, confirming he'd recently spoken to the former president about the project. "But the president is moving along on that."
By Conrad Black
"The Trump campaign launched 28 lawsuits against individual incidences of apparent illegalities in the counting of decisive numbers of votes in swing states, including the Texas attorney general’s direct appeal to the Supreme Court supported by 18 other states on the issue of the unconstitutional failure of several of those states to comply with the requirement to ensure a fair presidential election result. None of these cases was adjudicated—judges invoked technical reasons to avoid addressing the merits.
The Supreme Court presumably ducked the Texas case because of the extreme controversy that would have arisen had it reversed the election result, and also to reduce in advance the prospect of a court-packing bill and to preserve the integrity of the court for possible challenges to the Democrats’ planned assault on the entire system of free elections in H.R. 1."
"Whatever their reasons, the judiciary abdicated."
It is up to the Red States.
Election laws were unlawfully changed in the lead-up to the 2020 election because of lawsuits by Democrat lawyers, generally bypassing the state legislatures, who constitutionally have the final say on election law.
It is up to the Red States.
Each state dominated by Republicans, where Republicans hold both houses of the state Legislature (there are 31) which would also include the governorship (there are 24) should pass election integrity laws.
Eliminate unsolicited mail-in ballots, something done unnecessarily because of COVID.
Mandate one election "day" .. Declare it a holiday. Limit early voting to two weeks
Require proof of citizenship - Mandate photo ID, something that for Democrats, is akin to daylight for vampires.
But there is more.
No longer can conservatives sit by and allow companies and sports entities to bully and abuse us. Any company / sports entity who threatens or implements a boycott of a red state for passing entirely legitimate legislation should be banned from all future and existing state contracts, tax breaks, set-asides, anti-trust protections and further business dealings with the state.
Legislation considered within the purview of the state would contain laws and protections involving religious liberty and protecting children and students from the various and sundry depredations of leftist theories and policies, including such gems as transgenderism and Critical Race Theory, bogus refugee and illegal alien resettlement.
Attorneys general of red states should pursue litigation against left-wing corporations that infringe on the rights of their states' citizens, "canceling" individuals who espouse conservative or traditional beliefs; and otherwise prohibiting normal, free, and open expression.
States like Texas and Florida, with their large populations and economic clout and with supportive governors — notably Ron DeSantis of Florida — can take the lead, but any state so inclined can move aggressively.
From Newsmax: President Donald Trump speaking at a closed-door GOP event on Saturday April 10:
“We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party — and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory. I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate — and then in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House.”
A. Republican. Candidate.
Trump NOT saying, even in a joking way, that it will be his name on the ticket… that’s saying a lot actually.
It’s opening the door.
And who just happens to be speaking at the same event?