Donald Trump has plans to create and fund super PACs designed to end the political careers of 2 Republicans, Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, who both failed to endorse him as the Republican presidential nominee, if they ever decide to run for political office again.
A source familiar with Donald Trump’s thinking told Bloomberg Politics on Friday that the Republican presidential nominee has a plan to invest as much as $20 million in one or two outside Super PAC groups six months before their future elections.
The plan reveals a highly politicized and vindictive side of Donald Trump who is willing to spend millions to destroy the political careers of politicians who don’t support his presidential aspirations.
During a political event on Friday in Cleveland, Trump asked his VP pick Mike Pence if he could set up a Super PAC to fight someone if you are president.
According to Federal Election Commission rules, Trump wouldn’t be permitted to fund a political Super PAC to take down the political career of another politician but if he isn’t elected to the Oval office he could form and fund a Super Pac.
Ted Cruz is up for re-election in 2018 but John Kasich can’t run again for governor in Ohio due to the state’s term limits rules.
Both Cruz and Kasich are interested in running for president again in 2020.