It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a spiteful man that has a penchant for holding grudges. That’s just who he is, so Charlotte Klein’s piece at Vanity Fair is completely believable. According to the report, Trump is only taking meetings with those who share his desire for exacting revenge. “Trump’s days are reportedly filled with regular golf games, copious amounts of television, and standing ovations upon arrival for dinner on Mar-a-Lago’s outdoor patio,” the report states, so obviously, the former president’s schedule is pretty much the same as when he occupied the White House.
The report states that Trump “appears to be relishing in the selective communication now available to him: he has consistently rejected meetings with everyone from 2024 hopefuls to Senate GOP candidates and has instead met only with golf friends, members of his Palm Beach club, and “folks with the ability to contact him themselves,” senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told Politico.”
“If you’re Trump, you don’t gotta play nice with these people anymore. You don’t have to do the whole fake political thing where you pretend to like people you don’t actually like,” one person close to Trump said.
“He is, however, meeting with MAGA-affiliated loyalists aligned with his bitterness towards the political establishment. In a sign that Trump is ramping up his political activities, Politico reports that he recently had former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi—who became the face of his fight to stop the counting of ballots in Pennsylvania right after the election—and former campaign advisers Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie for dinner,” Vanity Fair reports. “Further, meetings with dozens of prospective candidates “eager to fulfill his promise to exact vengeance upon incumbent Republicans who’ve scorned him” and to secure MAGA’s presence in the 2022 midterms could begin as early as next month, according to Politico.”
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Earlier today, we reported that when Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next week, the former president plans to send the message that he is Republicans’ “presumptive 2024 nominee” while putting an iron grip on the party’s base. It seems to fall in line with Politico and Vanity Fair’s reports. And, interestingly, former vice president Mike Pence declined an invitation to speak at CPAC. The GOP really is morphing into something strange. Personally, I can’t wait for Trump’s home planet to reclaim him.
You can read the full report here.