‘We’re Back In Love’: Trump Mends Fences With Powerful Club For Growth

Trump Mends Fences With Powerful Club For Growth

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump smiles after speaking at a campaign event in Atkinson, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Club for Growth has publicly set aside its feud with Donald Trump, inviting him to speak at its annual economic retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.

The former president accepted the invitation, taking the stage on Friday evening to announce that he and the organization would work together as it becomes all but certain he will be the Republican nominee for president.

“Now we’re back in love; we’re in deep, deep love,” he said, according to remarks provided by a source in the room.

The Club for Growth, a deep-pocketed group that spends tens of millions to elect conservative candidates each cycle, had forged a close relationship with Trump during his four years in the White House.

But the relationship soured during the midterm elections, when he and the group’s president, David McIntosh, did not see eye to eye in a handful of races. It deteriorated further when a club-affiliated organization spent millions unsuccessfully attempting to challenge Trump’s third run for the White House.

Trump alluded to the races that “broke us up for about a year.”

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