A group of former Trump administration officials are banding together and have vowed to block their former boss from entering office again, Politico reports.
Citing former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham, Politico reported that the group has scheduled a meeting for next week where they will discuss how to “try and stop” former President Donald Trump and the “kind of violence and rhetoric that has been talked about and continues to divide our country.”
Grisham told CNN that about 15 former Trump administration officials — some she said, who ranked higher than her — have held informal discussions and plan to meet in person, according to Politico.
“I think that there were a few of us who, again, have been sitting back watching him continue to manipulate and spread this big lie and continue to harm our country,” Grisham told CNN. “And [we] started some informal chats and then started throwing around ideas of what we could do, how we could formalize it.”
Grisham told CNN she hopes to travel the country to speak to Trump supporters in an effort to help them understand “who he is.”
“This man is a master manipulator. He gets people to do his bidding. I was one of them. And I want people who believe in him now to talk to me. And I want to explain who he really is,” Grisham said. “So I’m really hoping for a good fight in 2022. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and do what I can.”
While Grisham did not name members of the group, three people familiar with the matter said former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, who was revealed to be the author of “Anonymous”; former national security official Olivia Troye; and Trump’s one-time, short-lived communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, are involved.
Watch part of CNN’s interview below.
Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told CNN that a group of former Trump administration officials plan to meet in the coming weeks to “try and stop” Trump as he continues to “manipulate people and divide our country.”https://t.co/tJBeFi0zKS pic.twitter.com/jJPV4Vuc8s
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