Donald Trump has said he will ‘always and forever be a champion for the American People’ in his first official statement since leaving office.
Trump revealed he had opened the ‘Office of the Former President’ in Florida that will handle his duties and seek to further his administration’s agenda.
‘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,’ the statement said.
‘President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.’
Donald Trump has said he will ‘always and forever be a champion for the American People’ in his first official statement since leaving office
The statement, which was sent to reporters via email, includes a new logo designed by Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale, according to Wall Street Journal journalist Rebecca Ballhaus.
The announcement came on the same day the House of Representatives delivered to the Senate an impeachment article charging the former President with inciting insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6. The Senate trial is expected to start on Feb. 9.
Former U.S. Presidents are funded for the costs of their ‘transition’ in leaving office for seven months under the Presidential Transition Act.
This can include the funds required to set up a new office and pay staff for 30 months.
Trump revealed he had opened the ‘Office of the Former President’ in Florida that will handle his duties and seek to further his administration’s agenda
The businessman broke his silence since leaving Office on Friday and told the Washington Examiner: ‘We’ll do something, but not just yet.’
The brief interaction took place at his regular table at the private Trump International Golf Club restaurant in Florida before an aide quickly cut short the encounter.
In farewell remarks on his last day as president last Wednesday, Trump told supporters: ‘We will be back in some form.’
Trump has made no public appearances since flying that day to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Before leaving office, Trump talked with associates about forming a political party called the ‘Patriot Party,’ the Wall Street Journal reported.
Trump had also pursued unsuccessful legal challenges to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, falsely claiming there had been widespread electoral fraud.