Last Updated on January 22, 2024
Recent reports say that 45th President Trump is telling GOP candidates for office not to hire Jeff Roe or his Axiom Strategies firm, which is one of the largest Republican consulting outfits in the country but failed to get the DeSantis campaign off the ground, unable to overcome the MAGA movement it sought to demonize. Roe’s downfall comes years after he helped spearhead the original Never Trump movement of 2016, running the Ted Cruz campaign, which tried at the 11th hour to take the nomination from Trump on the 2016 GOP convention floor.
Politico detailed President Trump’s reported efforts to keep Jeff Roe, the strategist behind Ted Cruz, Glenn Youngkin, Ron DeSantis, and others, out of future GOP races, reporting that GOP “candidates have been warned that hiring Roe could create a political problem for them with the Trump team.”
Quoting an unnamed “influential Republican strategist,” Politico reported that “It’s an open secret that candidates who want to stay on President Trump’s good side should not hire Axiom.”
“They are enemy No. 1,” the quote from the strategist added.
Roe, Axiom, and the Never Back Down PAC took on what has been described as an “unprecedented role” in the DeSantis presidential run, with the fundraising apparatus that was backed by billionaire globalists taking on duties usually handled by the campaign.
The relationship was a tumultuous one, though, resulting in numerous public feuds and firings.
In a sign of what was to come, Jeff Roe stepped down from the pro-DeSantis Never Back Down PAC in December, just weeks ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, putting the finishing touches on the disastrous relationship between Axiom and Team DeSantis.
Roe’s departure came after he was publicly accused by Donald Trump Jr. of prolonging the failing DeSantis campaign to make himself more money, as well as after multiple internet spats with Trump surrogates.