Trump Forms Office of the Former President in Florida

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Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. (MPI10/MediaPunch /IPX)

By Charlie McCarthy    |   Monday, 25 January 2021 07:23 PM

Former President Donald Trump created an official post-presidency office Monday in his first public step toward future moves.

The Office of the Former President was established in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to a statement from the office, The Hill reports.

The new “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,” according to a statement

“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” the release added.

On Friday, Trump said, “We’ll do something, but not just yet,” when a reporter asked about his plans.

Trump left Washington, D.C., for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Wednesday morning, shortly before President Joe Biden was sworn into office.

The former president has been suspended permanently from Twitter and banned or restricted by other major social media platforms in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot of the U.S. Capitol.

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale created a new email distribution system via one of his private companies to distribute Trump’s statements because the 2020 campaign’s email infrastructure has been suspended by vendor Campaign Monitor, according to two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports.

Allies have said Trump will support primary challenges to Republicans whom he believes wronged him in the wake of his election defeat. The politicians include Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who was one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach Trump earlier this month.

The House of Representatives on Jan. 13 impeached Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting the Capitol riot.

The president has not commented publicly on the Senate impeachment trial set to start next month, but he has started to form a defense team.

The statement announcing the new office was issued less than an hour before House Democrats crossed the U.S. Capitol Monday to deliver to the Senate an article of impeachment against the former president.

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