Many people argue that Joe Biden is not the president. The votes don’t add up and his first days in office have led to massive loss of jobs and potential new wars. However, President Trump has just announced that he isn’t going to disappear. In fact, he’s created a new office.
President Trump will “carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”
Today President Donald J. Trump announced the Office of the Former President, staffed by President Trump’s former White House advisors. According to a statement from the Office of the Former President, Trump will continue to push for his America First agenda using the Office.
“Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President,” the statement began.
“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 carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”
“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” the statement concludes.
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) January 25, 2021
CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins noted that the Office will be “run by former White House aides” and will operate from “Palm Beach, Florida.”
Trump has now established the “Office of the Former President,” which is run by former White House aides and “will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities” from Palm Beach, Florida.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 25, 2021
There has been much speculation about if, when, and how President Trump would return to the political stage.
Some questions seemed to be answered when he broke his uncharacteristic post-presidency silence to endorse Kelli Ward’s reelection bid to gain a second term as the Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman.
Following President Trump’s endorsement, Ward’s reelection was a success. She won 51.5% of the vote, with another Trump ally earning 48.5%.
— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) January 23, 2021
This move appears to have been foreshadowed by former Trump adviser Jason Miller, who indicated that President Trump would use his time out of office to advocate for election integrity across the country, and would use his dynamic influence to campaign for candidates willing to enact his agenda.
It is also worth noting that there is a similarity in naming conventions between the Office of the Former President, which President Trump established today, and the fictional Office of the President-Elect that Joe Biden claimed to represent during the two month period that President Trump contested the 2020 election. Biden’s fictional office was widely mocked by conservatives.
It remains unclear if President Trump is planning a return to presidential politics in 2024.
According to an announcement from the “Office of the Former President,” the office will handle all of Trump’s “correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) January 25, 2021
The announcement comes after the House of Representatives formally sent over the article of impeachment for “inciting an insurrection” to the United States Senate. The post-presidency impeachment trial is set to begin on Feb. 8.
One of Trump’s key advisors, Jason Miller, said the former president plans to focus on election integrity in the coming months.
According to Miller, Trump wants to focus on voter integrity but that work will never take place in Washington, D.C. because Democrats don’t believe there is a threat to America’s elections. Instead, Trump is likely to work with individual states and state legislatures to create reforms.
“As we saw, an important thing to keep in mind, so much of our debate between the election and up until a couple weeks ago was over these Article 2 abuses and the Constitution, where only the state legislatures can actually go and set” the rules for mail-in voting, Miller explained.
“This is something we’re going to start ramping up, not immediately. We’ll give them a little bit of a transition period but this is critical and we have to do it,” the advisor explained.
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— JovanHuttonPulitzer ™ #JovanHuttonPulitzer (@JovanHPulitzer) January 25, 2021
Before the election…and after! Can anyone spell DUMBASSES? pic.twitter.com/GSogTJInYO
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 26, 2021