According to Politico, a group of former Trump administration officials has banded together and vowed to prevent their former boss from reentering office.
The group has scheduled a meeting for next week to discuss how to “try and stop” former President Donald Trump and the “type of violence and rhetoric that has been discussed and continues to divide our country,” according to Politico,
Grisham told CNN that approximately 15 former Trump administration officials — some of whom she ranked higher than — have held informal discussions and intend to meet in person.
“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 identify the group’s members, three people familiar with the matter said they include 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, brief communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Watch part of CNN’s interview below.