Women For Trump Founder Says Ex-President Now 'Disconnected From Base'

Amy Kremer, co-founder of Women For Trump and one of the organizers of the former president's infamous January 6, 2021 rally, said that Donald Trump is now "disconnected from the base" that has supported him since his rise to the peak of American politics.

In comments made to Politico following the victory of Trump-endorsed Katie Britt in the Republican Alabama Senate primary on Tuesday over Rep. Mo Brooks, Kremer said that "it's time for those of us in the movement to get back to basics, back to our first principles."

"We were here long before President Trump came along, and we're going to be here long afterward," she added.

"Donald Trump is disconnected from the base," Kremer said. "I don't know what has happened there. I think he's getting bad advice from the people around him, and I think it's unfortunate."

It might be hard for a group named after the former president to distance itself from Trump without at least changing name. But as a matter of fact, Kremer now appears very willing to distance herself from Trump, criticizing the former president for backing Britt over Brooks, the activist's favorite candidate.

"I'm on the ground in Alabama & Trump got this way wrong," Kremer wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

"People are very angry at him. This is the 2nd time he has done this to the people of AL (Luther Strange) & I'm not sure they will get over this. They view it as a slap in the face & a disconnect from the ppl. I get it...," Kremer wrote.

Trump initially backed Brooks in the primary, but then rescinded his support after the congressman said it was time to move past the 2020 elections.

"Cheney, Kinzinger, McConnell AND Donald Trump's endorsed candidate won tonight in Alabama. They say that politics makes for strange bed fellows—But the thought of Donald Trump, McConnell, Cheney and Kinzinger in bed together is too much for me to wrap my head around," she wrote in another tweet.

In another possibly stronger stance against Trump, Kremer wrote: "I don't care about Trump's wins. I care about America."

The tone has changed since an appeal she made to Alabama voters before the vote on Tuesday, where she still called Trump "the best president of my lifetime."

"President Trump is wrong in his endorsement of Mitch McConnell's candidate in the Alabama Senate election," she admitted in the letter, though she claimed to "love President Trump" and called him "the greatest."

In Kremer's opinion, the shortcomings of Trump's administration —in her words, failing to build the wall at the border with Mexico and failing to repeal and replace Obamacare— were not the former president's responsibility, but the fault of now-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"It wasn't Democrats that stopped Trump's border wall and stopped the effort to get rid of Obamacare. It was Mitch McConnell and Republican senators," said Kremer.

"Now, because President Trump has been given bad advice, he has endorsed a candidate that is supported and funded by Mitch McConnell. If you truly support President Trump and want him to be successful when we retake the Whitehouse in 2024, then you need to vote for Mo Brooks in the U.S. Senate. Mo Brooks stood up to Mitch McConnell in 2017 and called for him to step down," she wrote, before the results of Tuesday's election were known.

Newsweek reached out to Kremer and Trump for comment.

Kremer is also the chairwoman of Women for America First, which she co-founded in 2019, and was involved in the Tea Party movement. In 2017 she ran as a Republican candidate in the special election to represent the 6th Congressional District of Georgia, with no luck.

Back in 2020, she publicly supported Trump's false claims that the presidential election had been rigged, and still flaunts a #StoptheSteal in her bio on Twitter despite the fact that such claims have been proven absolutely wrong and unfounded.

For her role in organizing the Stop the Steal rally of Jan. 6 which culminated in the deadly attack on the Capitol, Kremer was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack in September 2021.

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Women For Trump co-founder Amy Kremer said the former president is disconnected from his base after supporting Katie Britt over Mo Brooks in the Alabama GOP primary. In this photo, former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual "Road To Majority Policy Conference" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seth Herald/Getty Images