Mark Meadows says Donald Trump is already 'planning next administration', CPAC speech to outline GOP's 'future'
Mark Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump, has revealed that they are already "planning for the next administration".
The former North Carolina Rep. made an appearance on Fox News' 'Hannity' on Thursday, February 25, night, discussing the 45th POTUS' upcoming CPAC speech this weekend with host Sean Hannity. According to Meadows, Trump's speech will be on what the "future may look like," Fox News reported.
“Well you’re going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I’m excited about it,” Meadows said. “I spoke to President Trump last night for a fairly lengthy conversation where [we] we’re talking about America, where it needs to go, continuing the America first agenda. But more importantly than that, how this President — Biden — has undermined that particular policy within days. And we see it.”
He added: “What we will see on Sunday is we will see the start of planning for the next administration. And I can tell you, the people that are at the top of that list, all of them have Trump as their last name.”
Meadows: We will see the start of planning for the next administration and I can tell you, the people that are at the top of that list, all of them have Trump as their last name pic.twitter.com/69DMdyFSOO— Acyn (@Acyn) February 26, 2021
Trump is expected to be offering a "stinging rebuke" of the first month of Joe Biden's presidency on Sunday, February 28. He is also expected to lay out the blueprint for the GOP to take back Congress in the 2022 midterms.
“He knows it’s a very important reset for him and for the country and for half the country and so many people who are here in this ballroom,” CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp told 'Fox & Friends' on Thursday, February 25.
According to the report, Trump is expected to go after Biden's rollbacks of his policies on illegal immigration, accusing the sitting president of pushing identity politics, emphasizing the need to reopen schools as well as rail against big tech monopolies.
While Trump may warm up to the idea of a 2024 run, he is not expected to make an actual announcement. “He will talk about policies that he believes have been successful for the party, while describing a divide in the party between the grassroots and a handful of Beltway insiders. Trump is expected to name names,” according to the report.
Senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told Axios that the former president plans to remain a force in the GOP's future. “Trump effectively is the Republican Party. The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you’re attacking the Republican grassroots,” Miller told the outlet.
Trump has maintained that he won the 2020 election in his post-presidency interviews to date. He has reportedly reiterated claims of widespread voter fraud that helped Democrats "steal" the election. "We did win the election, as far as I'm concerned," Trump told Newsmax. "It's disgraceful what happened. Totally disgraceful."
According to Newsweek, the CPAC schedule features at least seven talks on the topic of "protecting elections" over the weekend, including panel discussions on "Failed States" and another on how "the left pulled the strings, covered it up, and even admits it."