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Former White House employees create anti-Trump group

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Former White House chief of staff and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly and ex-US President Donald Trump (Getty Images file photo)

A group of former White House officials working under President Donald Trump has gotten together to make plans to create obstacles in the next elections for his possible return to power. 

CNN reported on Tuesday that around three dozen former Trump administration officials had made an agreement to launch a joint effort to minimize Trump's impact on the GOP and the nation.

Miles Taylor, the former DHS chief of staff who became a leading anti-Trump voice in the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election, told CNN  that the group was  "overflowing with ideas" on how to stop Trump from re-emerging on the top of the US political scene in upcoming elections.

"The two operative words are 'electoral effects.' How can we have tangible electoral effects against the extremist candidates that have been endorsed by Trump?"

He said some of the ideas that the group had come up with so far ranged from "shining a light" on Trump's corporate contributors to targeting for defeat in the primary or general election each individual Trump has endorsed for state and local races.

The group, which includes former White House chief of staff and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly and former Trump White House communications directors Alyssa Farah Griffin (now a CNN political commentator) and Anthony Scaramucci, former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to Vice President Pence Olivia Troye, former Department of Homeland Security official Elizabeth Neumann, and former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs, among others, held the conference call last Monday to discuss the matter.

In the meantime, Trump resumed his attacks on the presidency of Joe Biden, claiming the 2020 presidential election was a fraud at his first rally of 2022.

In his address from Florence, Arizona on Saturday, Trump lambasted Biden and his administration in numerous areas, including the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and foreign policy as well as his false election claims.

Trump insisted that Biden and his government were clueless on how to tackle the country’s current problems.


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