Trump credits several conservative organizations with helping him on the task, including the Heritage Foundation.
“I want to thank, really, Heritage, and I want to thank also all of the people that worked there.”
Singling out DeMint by name, Trump added: He “has been amazing.”
DeMint, a former senator from South Carolina, has been at odds with members of Heritage’s board about the direction of the think tank, according to multiple reports. He took the position in 2013.