Trump helped the GOP raise $2 billion. Now former aides and allies are jockeying to tap into his fundraising power

By | March 27, 2021

The Washington Post reports:

One day before the Republican Party’s elite donors are slated to gather for their April retreat in Palm Beach, Fla., a nonprofit group aligned with onetime aides to former president Donald Trump is hosting an “investors meeting” a few miles away for major GOP contributors.

The keynote speaker is Trump himself, and his gilded Mar-a-Lago Club is hosting the event.

The group, the Conservative Partnership Institute, now has former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on its payroll and has partnered with other former Trump aides, such as Russ Vought and Stephen Miller. It has planned a slate of events that buttress Trump’s agenda, including a dinner titled “An America First Future” and a panel on “Fighting Big Tech,” according to an agenda obtained by The Washington Post.

The goal, according to people familiar with the organization, is to woo at least some wealthy party donors in town for the Republican National Committee retreat and persuade them to devote large sums to the group. [Continue reading…]

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