This article appeared in USA Today on May 22, 2017. Click here to view the original article.
By Fredreka Schouten
May 22, 2017
Tomi Lahren, the outspoken conservative commentator, has landed a new gig and will work with Great America Alliance, a nonprofit group that aims to mobilize grassroots support for President Trump’s agenda, the nonprofit’s leaders announced Monday.
The group’s organizers said Lahren will use her “growing national profile” to help “execute communications and messaging strategies.”
“The liberal establishment and mainstream media continue to fight our president at every turn, so it’s critical for all Americans to step up and do all they can to advance the America First agenda,” Lahren said in a statement.
Lahren has been a rising star in conservative media, but this year she ran afoul of her then-employer, The Blaze, and its founder Glenn Beck, after she disclosed her support for abortion rights during an appearance on ABC’s The View television show.
Lahren and The Blaze recently settled their legal differences, and the agreement allowed her to keep the Facebook page tied to her time with the company. The page has more 4.3 million followers.
The Great America Alliance is one of three outside groups vying to champion Trump’s agenda. The others are America First Policies, run by several former campaign aides, and Making America Great, a nonprofit aligned with Republican mega-donor Bob Mercer and his activist daughter, Rebekah Mercer.
Great America Alliance’s super PAC arm raised more than $28 million in the 2016 presidential campaign.