He was widely celebrated on the first day of the CPAC session on Friday.
“Now let me tell you,” said Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, “Donald J. Trump is not going anywhere.” Even Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader who at some point announced he could vote for Mr Trump’s conviction in his second impeachment trial, told Fox News this week that he would support Mr Trump if he were the Republican candidate for the year 2024.
To this end, Mr Trump is serious at the moment to run for a third time as president in 2024. While some aides expect that he will not ultimately make another offer, his deliberations could have a chilling effect on his party.
“It was never considered whether George H.W. Bush is running again? “said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which is organizing the conference. Mr. Trump is” in a different place and he’s still incredibly popular with the people who voted for him. “
Mr. Trump has discussed the possibility of writing a book with aides. And he’s started putting together a political operation with longtime aides, including Bill Stepien, the campaign manager in late 2020; Justin Clark, his campaign attorney; and Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, his former campaign manager and assistant campaign manager. Brad Parscale, who was removed as campaign manager for 2020 last summer, remains in the Trump circle and takes care of Mr. Trump’s email system.
Jason Miller, Mr. Trump’s senior advisor, remains close to him. And Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., will play a more active role in his political organization than before.
Most of the members of this group had an hour-long meeting with Mr Trump on Thursday for which few former aides are ever permanently tossed aside.
The former president puts in place a procedure for people who want to get his approval. However, he has made it clear that he is also determined to take revenge on Republicans who crossed him by questioning his lies about the election or voting in support of impeachment. On Friday he approved a former aide, Max Miller, as the main opponent of Ohio Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who had voted for impeachment.