Former President Donald Trump has reportedly brought on veteran Florida political organizer Susie Wiles to assist in managing his political operations.
Wiles was hired last week, Business Insider reported, citing Trump advisers familiar with the situation.
“She is in a position of influence right now,” one Trump adviser told the outlet. “The question is: What direction does Susie take the organization?”
Wiles has previously worked with Trump, who hired her to oversee his campaign’s battleground state operations in 2016.
Wiles previously discussed how data and voter outreach helped Trump win Florida in the 2020 election, WJCT reported. She emphasized communicating with voters from 2016 and contacting “non-traditional Republican voter groups” as part of their state’s victory strategy.
“Focusing on the Trump voter from 2016 was a priority,” Wiles wrote in a memo. “Often these voters were not members of a Republican Club—sometimes not Republicans—and not drawn to GOP ideology but rather to President Trump as a brand. Re-engaging them was important and proved critical to GOTV (get-out-the-vote) and voter contact efforts.”
Trump adviser Jason Miller told Insider that Susie had been a great teammate for two successful presidential campaigns in Florida. The Trump team is glad to have her join the all-stars already assembled. “Watch out, 2022!”
President Trump has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving politics. Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, revealed the former president’s plan to launch his own social media platform during an interview with Newsmax over the weekend.
“It’s going to be an interactive communication tool whereby the president will be able to post things to it, and people will be able to repost and communicate directly with him,” he said.
Trump supporters can then communicate with the former president without fear of being censored by Big Tech, Lewandowski continued.
“What we’ve seen from Big Tech and the cancel culture is: if you don’t agree with their philosophy, they’re going to cancel you,” he said. “We’re going to have a platform where the president’s message of America First is going to be able to be put out to everybody, and it’ll be an opportunity for other people to weigh in and communicate in a free format without fear of reprisal or being canceled.”