Washington – Former President Donald Trump announced on Monday the official opening of the “former president’s office” in Palm Beach, Florida, which is tasked with overseeing the official activities of the 45th president in his post-presidential life.
“The office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to implement the Trump administration’s agenda through advocacy, organization, and public activism,” the statement said. “President Trump will always be a champion to the American people.”
Mr Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump left for Washington, Florida, on the morning of January 20, deciding not to meet President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House and miss the inauguration of the new president.
Without access to his Twitter account, which the company banned after the U.S. Capitol and Facebook attacks on Jan. 6, Mr. Trump was quiet and forced to rely on more traditional vehicles to reach the public and the press in his recent years. days in the office.
Twitter announced on January 8 that it had decided to ban Mr Trump’s account “because of the risk of further incitement to violence” and restricted the use of two other official accounts, which have since been transferred to Mr Biden for use. Facebook also locked Mr Trump’s account indefinitely after the attack on the Capitol, although it asked its independent supervisory board to make a final decision on whether the former president should regain access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Although Mr. Trump has not announced how he plans to spend the years after the White House and whether he intends to return to politics, he suggests that he does not intend to stay out of the public eye. In his closing remarks as president before leaving Washington, Mr Trump told a crowd of supporters “we will see each other soon” and “we will return in some form”.
The former president will also be tried in the Senate next month, as the Chamber imitates him for the second time to incite an uprising. The Senate received the only impeachment article from the House on Monday, and the trial is expected to begin in the week of Feb. 8.