After Trump donor accused Corey Lewandowski of having unwanted sex, aides of the former president created a new Super PAC.
Former President Donald J. Trump aides created a new Super PAC just days after Corey Lewandowski, Mr Trump’s former campaign manager and leader of the biggest pro-Trump super PAC, was accused of sexual misconduct.
The move, an attempt to isolate Lewandowski and deny his role in Trump’s political operation, creates a new outside group to support the former president as he ponders whether to run again in 2024. Is. It also signals internal turmoil that continues to divide the broad circle of formal and informal Trump advisers.
Last week, one of Mr Trump’s donors, Trachelle Odom, made the allegations about Mr Lewandowski in a statement. Mrs Odom accused him of having unwanted sex and inappropriate touching at a dinner in Las Vegas.
A spokesman for former President Taylor Budovitch indicated last week that Mr Lewandowski would be removed from his role overseeing the super PAC, Make America Great Again Action, and “will no longer be associated with Trump World.”
But Mr Lewandowski has told aides he has not been fired. He is one of two board members of the institution. The result was the formation of Super PAC, which called itself “Make America Great Again, Again!” said. — Reproduction of Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan.
Mr Lewandowski did not respond to a request for comment.
The group filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday. It will be led by former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News personality who is dating Mr Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Whether Mr. Lewandowski has been removed from Trump’s orbit and its network of wealthy donors is not certain. The former president has been known to bring back allies including Mr Lewandowski, who was dropped from Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign but continues to enjoy access and influence in the White House.