Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, US on February 28, 2021.
Octavio Jones | Reuters
Former President Donald Trump’s political action committee has amassed a war chest of more than $ 85 million as he sets up an operation aimed at defeating his enemies and potentially sparking another run for president in 2024.
Save America, Trump’s leadership, PAC, is entering the second quarter with that gigantic sum of money on hand, according to a person with direct knowledge of the case who declined to be named because the fundraising data has not been made public.
The PAC raised more than $ 30 million from late November to December, ending last year with $ 31 million on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission filings.
This person did not say how much the PAC raised in the first quarter, noting that it is making semi-annual disclosures, meaning the public will likely not see details about the success of Trump’s fundraising until the summer. The total also excludes the money available to other Trump-affiliated PACs, including the Trump Make America Great Again committee.
Trump has significant resources to influence the 2022 midterm elections, when Republicans will try to penetrate both the House and Senate. Democrats currently control both houses of Congress.
Trump, however, has targeted Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., And promised the GOP “primary rivals that will make America great again and support our policies of America first.” The former president turned against McConnell after the senator said Trump was responsible for the crowd of his supporters that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Trump is expected to speak at the spring retreat of the Republican National Committee this weekend. He has not ruled out running for president again.
Meanwhile, Trump has become involved in the battle between Republican lawmakers and companies that have come out against a new law in Georgia that critics say is restricting voting. The former president falsely claimed that widespread fraud had cost him the 2020 presidential election in the state, urging Georgian officials to reverse President Joe Biden’s victory there.
“It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back – we have by far more people than them! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck,” said Trump on Saturday in a statement.
Major League Baseball announced the day before that it would be pulling its All-Star Game out of Atlanta after the latest Georgia bill was signed into law by Republican government Brian Kemp. The MLB reportedly moves the game to Colorado.
Trump’s $ 85 million catch is also arriving, as he is reportedly seeking his own social media network after being banned by both Twitter and Facebook.