Senior Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway shocked everyone this week by announcing she may head up a group being formed that will provide “a surround-sound super structure” to support the incoming administration’s goals.
Conway told The Washington Post that whoever leads this group needs to be someone “close to the president” who understands his priorities.
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“He’s going to be a very active president who wants to accomplish things quickly,” she said, according to Bizpac Review. “We want to honor that by being ready.”
Conway added that the group’s first goal would be to defend Trump’s Cabinet nominees if they face confirmation battles.
“We’re fighting and planning how to continue this seismic change and the Trump revolution into the next election, and you’ve got the Democrats literally rehiring the same people [Nancy Pelosi] who failed them,” Conway said. “We’re trying to learn the right lessons from our election.”
The organization has been compared to pro-Reagan group Citizens for America, which will be helped by social media. Richard F. Hohlt, a Washington-based Republican consultant and lobbyist, said the new group will be like “Citizens for America on steroids.”
“They’re smart enough to know how to harness the movement to their advantage,” Hohlt said. “This is going to be huge. Republicans have never had this before.”