A longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump said he will be “actively involved” in Republican Party politics going forward.
“The president continues to have enormous support and approval among Republican primary voters. He continues to have hundreds of millions of dollars in his campaign account, which he can utilize. And he will continue to be actively involved in recruiting candidates and holding elected officials accountable for their votes,” Corey Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, told Fox News on Thursday.
Lewandowski, who managed Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, said Trump will not form a separate party after there were rumors and reports saying he could start his own “Patriot Party.”
“I don’t think the president has any interest in being part of a third party,” he said.
Trump’s political team disavowed any affiliation with a newly formed political committee called the MAGA Patriot Party.
However, Lewandowski said the former president would be involved in supporting primary challenges against the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump earlier this month. Several GOP senators have also expressed a willingness to convict Trump in next month’s impeachment trial.
“They will all get primary challenges in my opinion,” Lewandowski said. “I don’t know at what level the president’s going to weigh in on each of those races, but I think he will be involved in a number of them.”