Trump will address the America First Policy Institute’s two-day America First Agenda Summit as some advisers urged him to spend less time talking about his vision for the future and decrying the 2020 election as he expects 2024. The White House is ready to announce the campaign.
“I believe this will be a very policy-focused, forward-leaning speech, much like State of the Union 5.0,” said AFPI President Brooke Rollins. Made up of former Trump administration officials and aides, the nonprofit is widely seen as an “administration in waiting” that can quickly move to the West Wing to try and win Trump again.
Trump’s appearance in Washington – his first visit since January 20, 2021, when President Joe Biden The oath of office was taken – comes as his potential 2024 rivals are taking increasingly open moves to challenge his position as the party’s standard-bearer. They include former Vice President Mike Pence, referring to his “independence agenda” in his speeches that serve as an implicit contrast with Trump.
“Some may choose to focus on the past, but I believe that conservatives should focus on the future. If we do so, we will not just win the next election, we will be living the future of American history for generations.” will change course,” Pence had planned to say in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on the eve of Trump’s visit. Pence’s appearance was postponed due to bad weather, but he will deliver a speech Tuesday morning in front of the Young America Foundation not far from the AFPI meeting.
Trump has spent much of his time spreading lies about his loss to leave office scheduled for the 2020 election and sowing doubts about Biden’s victory. In fact, when the Committee of 6 January was highlighting its desperate and potentially illegal attempts to remain in power and refusing to withdraw violent mobs of its supporters trying to prevent a peaceful transition to power, Trump continued to try to apply pressure. Despite no legal means to annul the previous election, officials overturned Biden’s victory.
On Tuesday, he plans to focus on public safety.
“President Trump sees a nation in decline, driven partly by rising crime and communities becoming less secure under Democrat policies,” his spokesman said, Taylor Budovich, “His remarks will highlight the policy failures of the Democrats, while an America First vision for public safety that will certainly be a defining issue in the midterm and beyond.”
Beyond the summit, America First Policy Institute staff are laying their groundwork for the future, “ensuring that when we take back the White House we have policies, personnel, and processes for every major agency at ease. It’s done,” Rollins said.
The nonprofit evolved, she said, from efforts to escape the chaotic early days of Trump’s first term, when he arrived at the White House unprepared, with no clear plan. As Trump was running for re-election, Rollins, who was then the head of Trump’s domestic policy council, sought a second term with fellow administration officials including top economic policy adviser Larry Kudlow and national security adviser Robert O’Brien. Started preparing the agenda.
When it became clear that Trump would leave the White House, he said, AFPI was created to continue work “organized around that second term agenda that we never released.”
The organization, once dismissed as a landing zone for former Trump administration officials, had run out of more lucrative jobs, with an operating budget of about $25 million and 150 employees, according to 17 former senior White House executives. The House has become a giant, including executives and nine former employees. Cabinet member.
The group also has more than 20 policy centers and has sought to expand its reach beyond Washington with efforts to influence local legislatures and school boards. An “American Leadership Initiative” led by Michael Rigas, the former head of the Office of Personnel Management, was launched several weeks ago to identify future employees loyal to Trump and his “America First” approach that could be taken as a major effort. Can be hired as part. To replace the bulk of the civil service, as Axios recently reported.
The group is one of several Trump-affiliated organizations that have continued to advance his policies in his absence, including America First Legal, dedicated to fighting Biden’s agenda through the court system, the Center for Renewing America and the Conservative Partnership. Institutes included.
The summit aims to highlight AFPI’s “America First Agenda”, which focuses on around 10 key policy areas, including the economy, health care and election security. This includes many of the issues Trump signed, such as continuing to build a wall along the southern border and a plan to “dismantle the administrative state”.
In a speech Monday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose “contract with America” has been credited with helping Republicans win the 1994 midterm elections, praised the effort as a key to future GOP victories. .
“The American people want solutions,” he said.