The Lincoln Project, the fiercly anti-Trump group that reviles the previous president as a harmful authoritarian, revealed final week its purpose is to get Trump to run again in 2024.

CNN reported Friday on alleged pressure between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over their potential 2024 presidential runs, and Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson mentioned the left-wing group’s makes an attempt to use this pressure in their advertising.

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Wilson described a industrial set to air in Palm Beach – house of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago – that can body DeSantis because the GOP “It guy” in an effort to annoy Trump. From there, he admitted that the group’s purpose is in the end to push Trump as the only Republican candidate in 2024.

“We want Trump to kill his own babies,” Wilson said. “We believe if we narrow the field and it’s only Trump in 2024, it’s an easy choice for Americans to say ‘no.'”

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix-based political organization Turning Point Action hosted former President Donald Trump alongside GOP Arizona candidates who have begun candidacy for government elected roles. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to converse on the Rally To Protect Our Elections convention on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix-based political group Turning Point Action hosted former President Donald Trump alongside GOP Arizona candidates who’ve begun candidacy for presidency elected roles. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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This admission conflicted with The Lincoln Project famously starting in 2019 as a gaggle of anti-Trump Republicans. Mainstream media steadily depicted its members as principled former and present Republicans who often sparred with the previous president, showering them with free air time. TIME Magazine in explicit praised the group for demonstrating “a knack for quickly producing memorable videos and advertisements that get under Trump’s skin.”

Co-founder Steve Schmidt,  a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, wrote this summer that Trump was a “clear and present danger” whose phrases would absolutely “kill again.”

The Lincoln Project later got here underneath controversy this yr after a number of stories revealed sexual harassment allegations in opposition to co-founder John Weaver. Subsequent stories then emerged that his fellow founders and high-level staffers had been conscious of the allegations in opposition to him months earlier than they claimed.

A small group of demonstrators dressed as "Unite the Right" rally-goers with tiki torches stand on a sidewalk as Republican candidate for governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin arrives on his bus for a campaign event at a Mexican restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. October 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A small group of demonstrators dressed as “Unite the Right” rally-goers with tiki torches stand on a sidewalk as Republican candidate for governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin arrives on his bus for a marketing campaign occasion at a Mexican restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. October 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Following the Weaver scandal, a flood of stories then adopted on accusations of monetary mismanagement and funneling of liberal donor cash – the group raked in $90 million in 2020 and had visions of a full-fledged media empire – to co-founders’ corporations. After the group tweeted out non-public messages exchanged between co-founder Jennifer Horn and a reporter investigating its numerous points, a number of key figures referred to as for it to disband.

The Lincoln Project has since grown to turn out to be anti-Republican because it steadily speaks out and campaigns in opposition to Republican politicians. In October, the group took credit score for a failed political stunt in opposition to Virginia Gov,-elect Glenn Youngkin to smear his  supporters as White supremacists. Social media customers torched their efforts which failed to defeat Youngkin.

Fox News’ Brian Flood and Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.