Trump, Cruz, and the GOP’s Next Generation Forum
Posted On August 8, 2021
President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have joined forces to form a new political forum for conservatives, the National Review has learned.
The forum, which will focus on social and economic issues and focus on the Republican Party’s future, will be run by the Koch-affiliated American Majority Action, the magazine reported.
It was not immediately clear how the new group would be funded, how many participants it will have, or what it would look like.
The forum will be part of an effort to unite conservatives and unite the party, Trump and Cruz said in a joint statement.
The two are expected to speak at the forum, known as The Summit, scheduled for April 21-22 at the Hilton Midtown in Manhattan.
The event, which Trump described as a “historic gathering of conservatives and other patriots,” will feature speakers from the far right who will discuss issues ranging from the economy, social issues, immigration, foreign policy, and gun rights.
The Summit will feature conservative leaders from across the country, as well as a number of top conservative donors, including mega-donor David Koch and billionaire industrialist Charles Koch.
A former Republican congressman, Cruz has been a staunch critic of Trump, who has repeatedly attacked the senator for being a “phony” and for not supporting him in the 2016 election.
Trump also recently announced he was dropping out of the race for president, making Cruz the presumptive nominee.