Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 5, 2021 | Sundance
While the Politico outline is transparently positioned from the leftist narrative toward the chasm amid the establishment vs MAGA base of Trump supporters, the information -if accurate- does align with a forward looking President Trump positioning to confront the corporate wing of Republican elites.
The primary way President Trump can leverage, and ultimately defeat the DeceptiCons, will be through the financials.
President Trump has already announced the MAGA community should make political contributions through his Save America PAC. This approach will ensure his ability to fund MAGA candidates and target internal GOP adversaries for primary challenges.
The threat of targeted primary challenges was why Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy visited Trump in Mar-a-Lago, and it appears McCarthy’s pleas fell on deaf ears because a few days later President Trump announced the targets during his CPAC speech.
According to the article insiders, a second way President Trump will target the financial aspects will be to restrict the republican party from using his name in any manner except that expressly approved by him:
[…] “Trump and his new campaign team are also cracking down on the use of the president’s name for fundraising — a huge draw attracting small-dollar donors. Three sources told us that Trump, who made his fortune licensing his name, has felt burned and “abused” by the GOP bandying about his name to haul in money.” … “One Trump adviser said they’ve been sending out cease-and-desists to faux PACs using Trump’s name to fundraise, among other demands to knock it off. (link)
The control over the political funding mechanisms, in combination with control over who can use the Trump name for fundraising, is a powerful position to take over the internal party apparatus. Combine the monetary control with a MAGA base who will not support any candidate President Trump does not endorse and there is a clear process to remove the DeceptiCons.