President Trump has been fairly quiet since leaving office, but that is all about to change very soon.
The 45th President of the United States will be making his first public appearance on February 28 at CPAC.
New reports are now breaking that Trump will also begin to screen candidates for the 2022 election that he will back, ensuring they fully support his MAGA agenda before getting behind them.
According to reports, dozens of candidates have already requested the support of the former president for the 2022 election.
Trump, however, has already turned down some very notable possible candidates for both the 2022 and 2024 elections.
The biggest of these was Nikki Haley, who at one time was probably the leading candidate for the 2024 presidential election, but she has since slipped to single-digit support.
With McConnell and Trump at odds, it is a fairly safe bet that Trump will use whatever leverage he has to create a bit of an uprising in the party to try to have McConnell removed from his leadership role.
Trump has always relied heavily on social media for campaigns, but he has lost that option with YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter all censoring Trump.
It has gotten so bad that YouTube even pulled Trump’s recent interview with Newsmax.
For the first time, Trump will have to rely more on traditional advertising to get his message out.
To that point, Trump reportedly met with former campaign manager Brad Parscale to discuss his options regarding social media and online fundraising with his limited capabilities.
Trump reportedly has more than $30 million on hand that was raised by Save America, his leadership PAC.
Trump adviser Jason Miller stated, “We are in the process of putting together a more formal schedule for candidates who want to come get his endorsement.”
Senator Graham (R-S.C.), one of the few establishment Republicans that is still in the good graces of Trump, is expected to have a meeting with Trump very soon, more than likely to hash out some type of truce.
Graham stated, “I’m more worried about 2022 than I’ve ever been. I don’t want to eat our own.”
Trump and McConnell have been at odds ever since McConnell sided with the Democrat narrative that the January 6 riot at the Capitol fell in Trump’s hands as the primary instigator.
Trump’s recent statement about McConnell made it very clear that the line had been drawn in the sand, which has this shaping up to be some epic primary battles in the Republican party.