ICYMI: David Bossie Talks Trump and Citizens United at the 2018 National Policy Conference

At the 2018 RNLA National Policy Conference, Citizens United President David Bossie discussed the landmark campaign finance case Citizens United v. FEC, and how that led to his relationship with President Trump.

Bossie came up with the concept of Citizens United after he saw commercials of the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.  Citizens United ended up filing a complaint with the FEC arguing that the documentary violated section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), as it was produced and marketed by a variety of corporate entities, constituting political advertising and thus could not be aired within the 30 days before a primary election or 60 days before a general election. 

This concept in 2005 led to the Supreme Court decision in 2010 which has since resulted in many victories across the country due to Bossie's efforts.  It was this case that led Bossie to get to know President Trump on a more personal level.  Bossie stated:

"Because I had just won this case as in 2010 as the plaintiff, [Donald Trump] started asking me about politics.  So over the years, I kind of became one of the guys he called.  I introduced him to...Don McGahn, one of my longtime friends."

In 2016, Bossie worked as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President alongside Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski.  Bossie described in-depth his time on the campaign trail through election night and described how writing Let Trump Be Trump with Lewandowski about this experience was "natural" and "cathartic."

Bossie credited President Trump and the incredible accomplishments he has made from the economy to foreign relations during his tenure in office.  In regard to the upcoming midterm election Bossie stated:

"We have to tell the story of the good news of our accomplishments over the first year and a half.  It's an incredible list of accomplishments.  All of them good - for all Americans- not just conservatives or Republicans...

"If we do that, we're going to bring about real change because we will keep the House and add in the Senate."

To view Bossie's speech in its entirety, click here.  RNLA members may purchase a signed copy of his book Let Trump Be Trump, by signing into the Members Only section of RNLA.org after clicking here.