While President Donald Trump continues to fight to ensure that a fair and honest election took place in the nation last week, the gears are turning for his plans to lead the Republican Party that he’s already transformed even if he ultimately leaves the Oval Office.
According to Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh, the president will set up a leadership PAC that will allow him to fundraise and support conservatives within the Republican Party after his time in the White House is over.
“The president always planned to do this, win or lose, so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud,” Murtaugh said in a statement to Fox News.
The outlet predicted an official announcement of the leadership political action committee from President Trump to come some time this week.
Leadership committees, a common vehicle for many politicians, are allowed by law to accept contributions up to $5,000 per year per donor. They can also accept donations from other PACs. Leadership PACs can spend unlimited amounts of money to help other candidates. And the money they raise can also be used for pay for travel, consultants and staff, and polling.
According to ABC News, former vice president Joe Biden also started a leadership PAC following his departure from the White House alongside President Barack Obama in 2017. To date, Biden’s leadership PAC, American Possibilities, has raised roughly $3 million and spent what ABC calls “a sizable amount” of it supporting other Democrats in Congress.
The development of the new PAC comes as Trump remains steadfast in contesting the results of last week’s presidential election. And, if it turns out that every legal vote did indeed lead to the election of Joe Biden, the president has reportedly told allies that he may run for president again in 2024.
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