WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump thundered to Americans, “I am your voice,” as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination this summer. As president, he’ll find that Washington has a way of shouting back.
Interest groups, corporate lobbyists and big-money super PACs all may have different goals than Trump. There’s comparatively little in place to pressure lawmakers to follow Trump’s lead.
To fight back, Trump and his allies are already taking steps to assemble a support system.
Members of his team are considering whether to convert his campaign into a nonprofit industry group, following a trail blazed by President Barack Obama. They might also put together a well-funded super PAC that could loom as a threat to Republican lawmakers who break with him.
Trump could help steer or even fund those efforts.
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