Former President Donald Trump announced the official opening of the “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to CBS NEWS.
“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 office said in a statement. “President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American people.”
Mr. Trump and former first lady Melania Trump departed Washington for Florida on Jan. 20, skipping the presidential inauguration.
Mr. Trump has been quiet and forced to rely on more traditional vehicles to reach the public and the press in his final days in office.
Twitter announced on January 8 it decided to ban Mr. Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” and limited the use of two other official accounts, which have since been transferred to Mr. Biden for use.
Mr. Trump told a crowd of supporters “we will see you soon” and “we will be back in some form.”
From CBS News:
Facebook, too, locked Mr. Trump’s account indefinitely following the attack on the Capitol, though it is asking its independent oversight board to make a final decision on whether the former president should regain access to his account on Facebook and Instagram.
The former president will also be tried in the Senate next month, as the House impeached him for a second time for incitement of insurrection. The Senate received the single article of impeachment from the House on Monday and the trial is expected to begin the week of February 8.
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