Trump establishes 'Office of the Former President' in Florida


Former President Donald Trump on Monday established an official post-presidency office in Palm Beach County, Fla., setting up a vehicle for future public appearances and statements.

"The Office of the Former President" will manage Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearance and official activities, according to a press release from the office.

"President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People," the release said.

The title of the office could fuel speculation that Trump may not run for president again in 2024, something he and his advisers have not definitively weighed in on.

Trump has been publicly silent since leaving the White House last week for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. He has been banned from Twitter and suspended from other major social media platforms in the wake of the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

The president briefly spoke to a Washington Examiner reporter at his golf club a few days after leaving office, though he did not make extensive comments about his future plans.

Trump is expected to reside in Florida, and he is surrounded by a handful of loyal aides. Allies have said Trump is eyeing supporting primary challenges against Republicans who he feels wronged him in the wake of his election defeat, such as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and House Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who was one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach Trump earlier this month.

The president is readying an impeachment defense team for next month's Senate trial, though he has not commented on it publicly.

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