Much to the dismay of many D.C. Republicans, former President Donald Trump isn’t riding off into the sunset. Far from it.
According to Breitbart, Trump has big plans for the 2022 mid-term elections.
MAGA is coming for establishment Republicans
Breitbart released a report on Saturday indicating that Trump is going to make sure that every open Republican seat in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections has a “MAGA-approved” candidate.
According to the outlet, that MAGA approval is going to come from Trump, himself, who will be screening candidates. “Trump has received dozens of requests from prospective candidates who wish to earn his support, and he is fielding them as he sees fit,” the outlet reports.
Informal meetings with such candidates are already taking place. But, formal meetings, according to Politico, are expected to begin as early as March.
This has all been confirmed by Jason Miller, one of Trump’s senior advisers. “We are in the process of putting together a more formal schedule for candidates who want to come get his endorsement,” Miller recently said.
Trump, according to reports, has already snubbed former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (R), a 2024 hopeful for the U.S. presidency. This occurred after Haley went after Trump for the riot that occurred on January 6th in a Politico article. Trump, though, does have plans to meet this week with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
A separate report from Breitbart indicates that Trump is getting ready to make his first major public appearance since leaving the White House on January 20th.
On Sunday, February 28th, Trump will give a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The event will be held in Trump’s home state of Florida, a significant detail considering that it is usually held in the D.C. area.
Fox News reports that, according to “a source familiar, with the speech that Trump will give, “Trump will be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.” Trump will also, according to the outlet, “take on President Biden’s ‘disastrous amnesty and border policies.'”
MAGA “has only just begun”
This all is in line with the public statement Trump made last weekend after being acquitted in the recent Senate impeachment trial.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump wrote. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!”