GOP candidates are hitting the trail with an all-star cast of former Trump aides as his grip on the party is more intense than ever

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Sean Spicer attends the Capitol File White House Correspondents' Weekend Kickoff Celebration at The Kreeger Museum on April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images for Capitol File)

Former aides and officials from the Trump administration are finding new value stumping for Republican candidates, from the establishment wing to the fringes of the party.
Having worked for Trump is a valuable commodity in a political climate where allegiance to the president is becoming a paramount issue for most Republicans.

After being fired or leaving on their own accord, former officials and aides in the Trump administration are finding a new life as key figures on the campaign trail for candidates who need to run on one of the most important pillars of the Republican Party: loyalty to Donald J. Trump.

There is no small list of individuals who started with Trump either during his 2016 presidential campaign or in the early days of the new administration who are no longer working for the commander in chief.

Despite the internal turmoil, many are still on good terms with Trump and continue to push his message during their newfound freedom.

Sean Spicer

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer plans to campaign for Republicans going into the November elections.

“There are a lot of candidates I can help rally the troops for,” Spicer told Business Insider, noting that he has already helped boost the Pennsylvania Republican Party.

Spicer has boosted a handful candidates and state-level GOP apparatuses. As a former communications director for the Republican National Committee, Spicer has a deep network of relationships in Republican operations across the US like California and elsewhere.

Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci, who spent 10 whole days as White House communications director, has been bolstering former Rep. Michael Grimm in the felon’s attempt to regain his seat on New York’s Staten Island.

“This is a guy with a heart of gold and a backbone of steel,” Scaramucci said of Grimm, who in 2014 was convicted of felony tax evasion. “He can convince other people how important it is to stay on the same team.”

And while Trump endorsed incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan in a tweet last month, Grimm, with the help of Scaramucci, is playing up his allegiance to the president.

“They have the right president now,” Grimm said during a radio debate with Donovan on Monday. “After this election, they’re going to have the right congressman.”

Sebastian Gorka

A particularly unique case of a former Trump aide hitting the campaign trail is White House television pit bull Sebastian Gorka, who has accepted cash for joining far-right candidates as they vie for legitimacy in …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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