New Trump super PAC formed to create distance from Corey Lewandowski after misconduct accusations

A new pro-Trump super PAC can be included among the fallout over a prominent campaign donor accusing former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of sexual misconduct.

Lewandowski was removed from his position overseeing the super PAC MAGA Action after Trashelle Odom claimed the married father of four made inappropriate sexual advances toward her at a Las Vegas charity dinner in September and that he touched her repeatedly on her leg and buttocks. Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general, was tapped to succeed Lewandowski.

“Pam Bondi, the very talented and honorable frmr AG of FL, has our complete faith and confidence in taking over MAGA Action,” tweeted Taylor Budowich, spokesperson for Trump’s leadership PAC, Save America. “Corey Lewandowski will be going on to other endeavors and we very much want to thank him for his service. He will no longer be associated with Trump World.”

The new PAC is named “Make America Great Again, Again!,” and will be led by Bondi, according to The Hill. Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of Trump’s eldest son and namesake Donald Trump Jr. and a former Trump campaign official, will serve as the super PAC’s national finance chair.

A statement from the group said that it was the “only Trump-endorsed Super PAC,” and that it will support candidates endorsed by the former president who “have proven to be fighters of the MAGA movement.”

As noted in remarks from Bondi, the new super PAC will effectively replace MAGA Action, with the release saying the old PAC’s net assets will be transferred to MAGA, Again!.

“We look forward to building on the success of MAGA Action with our new committee, Make America Great Again, Again!” Bondi said. “We are thrilled to continue to support America First candidates in the midterms and beyond.

According to The Hill, although Lewandowski was reportedly removed from his role at MAGA Action, he remained on the board, which prompted the launching of the new super PAC.

On that note, the New York Times reported: “Allies of former President Donald J. Trump formed a new super PAC days after Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and the leader of one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs, was accused of sexual misconduct. The move, an attempt to isolate Mr. Lewandowski and deny him a role in Mr. Trump’s political operation, creates a new outside group to support the former president as he considers whether to run again in 2024.”

The Times cast doubt about whether Lewandowski is “banished from the Trump orbit and its network of wealthy donors is far from certain.”

“The former president is known to bring aides he has fired back into the fold, including Mr. Lewandowski, who was removed from Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign but continued to enjoy access and influence at the White House,” the article noted.

Odom spoke with Politico about the accusations she leveled against Lewandowski and why she came forward.

“He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful,” she said in a statement to Politico.

“I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable,” she added in the statement. “I am blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me. I want other women to know that you can be heard, too, and together we can stop terrible things like this from happening.”

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