- CONSERVATIVE BRIEF - Mar 3, 2021 -
Aides to Donald Trump are capitalizing on the political momentum generated by his Conservative Political Action Conference speech Sunday to launch new organizations and super PACs focused on building on the ‘MAGA’ brand.
A new soon-to-be-launched group called the America First Policy Institute was founded by Brooke Rollins, who spent about three years in Trump’s White House as his chief policy adviser.
A strong pro-Trump advocate and champion of his USA-centric policies, Rollins has already hired about 30 people thus far and rented office space in Arlington, Va, according to Politico, which added that she says she’s already raised millions of dollars.
And she’s certainly not alone: A growing list of former Trump White House officials are also establishing new organizations that will push his agenda including former campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump’s HUD secretary Dr. Ben Carson.
During his CPAC speech, Trump teased a 2024 presidential bid when he mused about beating the Democrats and the deep state “three times” — a reference to his and his supporters’ belief that the November election was rigged against him (which Time magazine essentially admitted last month).
Interestingly, there is great donor interest in funding a range of issues and projects that Trump supported while in office and they’re ready to open their checkbooks to keep his agenda alive and well, Politico noted.