(FreedomBeacon.com)- Former President Donald Trump isn’t going away, and a recent report from Politico revealed how he intends to ensure that 2022 midterm candidates are on board with his agenda.
The outlet revealed that formal meetings with prospective 2022 primary challengers for sitting Republicans who oppose the MAGA agenda, and for new Republicans taking on sitting Democrats, will begin in March of this year.
Former President Trump has reportedly received dozens of requests for meetings with prospective candidates who want to earn his endorsement. While Trump is screening candidates in preparation for the midterms, he has also rejected meetings with various establishment House and Senate GOP candidates and even former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, who is rumored to be running in the 2024 presidential race.
Last week, Trump also met with his former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, in which they discussed online fundraising plans despite ongoing anti-conservative censorship efforts. Reports also said that he met with his son, Donald Trump Jr., as well as House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
“We are in the process of putting together a more formal schedule for candidates who want to come get his endorsement,” Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the former president revealed. So far, the president’s meetings have been limited to those who already have the ability to contact him themselves.
Senator Lindsey Graham, who recently revealed that he is “more worried about 2022” than he has ever been, is also expected to meet with the former president soon to discuss plans.
Following the 2020 election, rumors circulated that the former president would establish a third party to challenge establishment Republicans, but those rumors have since been firmly quashed as the president continues his efforts to strengthen the Republican Party and take back control of the House of Representatives in 2022.
President Trump recently issued a statement in which he slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and promised to recruit new candidates who “espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America first.”
In the statement, he also described McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and warned that if Republican Senator stick with him, “they will not win again.”
It is an indication that the president is going to war with the GOP establishment, and his 2022 primary recruits could pose a serious challenge to candidates like Liz Cheney who voted to convict the former president in the second Senate impeachment hearing recently.