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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an airport campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. October 30, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump's Orbit

We know Trump is dangerous. What’s less known is the folks who surround Trump and could make up his next administration. Another Trump term in office would diminish our rights, harm our economy, and put our national security at risk. Nowhere is this more exemplified than in the folks who Trump chooses to surround himself with. We at American Bridge 21st Century are breaking out all the major players in the Trump campaign and, potentially, in his next administration. Starting with potential running mates, we plan to highlight the folks in Trump’s ear and will likely shape a future administration. This project will be a living document highlighting the dangerous and extreme agendas of the folks in Trump’s inner-most circle.

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Trump's

Potential Running Mates

Picking a vice president is one of, if not the, most important things a president can do. Donald Trump is dead-set on picking whomever comes out on top of his extremist, loyalist version of the Apprentice. From members of Congress like Byron Donalds to governors like Kristi Noem and even former rivals like Tim Scott and Marco Rubio, Trump’s list of potential vice presidential picks are a reminder of the danger a second Trump term could bring.

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Trump's

Potential Administration Officials

If he wins a second term, Donald Trump appears ready to stuff his administration and cabinet with right-wing zealots who will have control over things like education, health care, and our national security. If you thought the first Trump administration was bad, the folks he has in the running for administration roles this time around suggest this term might be even more dangerous.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an airport campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. October 30, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump's

Policy Advisors

Donald Trump’s policy advisors are dead-set on damaging our economy, health, security, and rights. Another Trump term would enable these dangerous people.

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Trump's

Big Donors

More cash-strapped than before due to his onerous legal bills, Donald Trump has ingratiated himself with a variety of big-money extremists. With their influence, Trump could, once again, rig our economy to favor the ultra-rich while leaving average Americans behind.

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Trump's

SCOTUS Justices

Donald Trump has already made a mark on the Supreme Court, but he could further impose his legacy with an additional slate of anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-worker justices.

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Possible VP & Potential SCOTUS Nominee

Tom Cotton

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Possible VP

Doug Burgum

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Possible VP

Ben Carson

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Possible VP

Byron Donalds

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Possible VP

Tulsi Gabbard

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Possible VP

Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Possible VP

Kari Lake

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Possible VP

Kristi Noem

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Former Trump Economic Advisor

Larry Kudlow

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Possible VP

Marco Rubio

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Possible VP

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Possible VP

Tim Scott

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Possible VP

Elise Stefanik

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Possible VP

JD Vance

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Possible VP

Lee Zeldin

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Trump Megadonor

Robert Mercer

McMahon

Former Small Business Administrator; Trump Megadonor

Linda McMahon

Larry Ellison

Trump Megadonor

Larry Ellison

Paulson

Trump Megadonor; Potential Treasury Secretary

John Paulson

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Trump Megadonors

Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher

jeffrey yass

Republican Megadonor; Potential Treasury Secretary

Jeffrey Yass

Allison Eid

Federal Judge

Allison Eid

Allison Jones Rushing

Federal Judge

Allison Jones Rushing

Barbara Lagoa

Federal Judge

Barbara Lagoa

Bridget Bade

Federal Judge

Bridget Bade

Carlos Muniz

Carlos Muniz

Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court

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Former Attorney General Of Kentucky

Daniel Cameron

David Stras

Federal Judge

David Stras

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Federal Judge

Diana Sykes

willett

Federal Judge

Don Willett

Greg Katsas

Federal Judge

Greg Katsas

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Federal Judge

James Ho

Joan Larsen

Federal Judge

Joan Larsen

Hawley

Senator

Josh Hawley

Kate Todd

Former Trump Administration Official

Kate Todd

Lawrence VanDyke

Federal Judge

Lawrence VanDyke

Noel Francisco

Former Solicitor General

Noel Francisco

Paul Clement

Paul Clement

Former Solicitor General

Peter Phipps

Federal Judge

Peter Phipps

Raymond Gruender

Federal Judge

Raymond Gruender

Raymond Kethledge

Federal Judge

Raymond Kethledge

Sarah Pitlyk

Federal Judge

Sarah Pitlyk

Steven Colloton

Federal Judge

Steven Colloton

Stuart Kyle Duncan

Federal Judge

Stuart Kyle Duncan

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Senator

Ted Cruz

Thomas Hardiman

Federal Judge

Thomas Hardiman

William Pryor

Federal Judge

William Pryor

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Former Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget

Russell Vought

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Potential Agriculture Secretary

Sid Miller

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Former Ambassador, Potential Agriculture Secretary

Kip Tom

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Former Director Of National Intelligence

John Ratcliffe

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Former Presidential Candidate

Vivek Ramaswamy

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Project 2025

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Former Trump Administration Official

Kash Patel

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Trump Advisor

Stephen Moore

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Trump Policy Advisor; Potential Administration Official

Stephen Miller

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Former Speaker Of The House

Kevin McCarthy

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Policy Advisor, Potential Administration Hire

Robert Lighthizer

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Trump Campaign Spokesperson; Potential White House Staffer

Karoline Leavitt:

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Former Acting Defense Secretary; Potential Defense Secretary

Christopher Miller

John McEntee

Former Trump White House Official; Project 2025 Staffer

John McEntee

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Former White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon

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Trump Megadonor; Potential Treasury Staffer

Scott Bessent

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Former Acting Director of National Intelligence; Trump Advisor And Potential Administration Hire

Ric Grenell

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Potential Attorney General

Mike Davis

Russell Vought made his mark on the first Trump administration by halting aid to Ukraine, which led to Trump’s first impeachment. Armed with his Christian nationalism and Islamophobic beliefs, Vought could return in the next administration.

 

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