Trump Creates “The Office of the Former President” in Florida
If anyone doubted whether Trump would remain involved in politics after leaving office, those concerns have now been removed. The 45th President created an official post-presidency office called The Office of the Former President to oversee his official operations after leaving Washington.
According to a statement, 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.”
Though specific actions have yet to be announced, Trump reportedly said, “We’ll do something, but not just yet.” However, he has clearly indicated efforts to help conservatives win back the House and Senate, including support for new Republican candidates to primary those who voted to impeach him.
In his first move post-presidency, former President Trump released a statement supporting his former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her announcement to run for Governor of Arkansas. The daughter of former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Sarah served under Trump in Washington before returning to Arkansas.
Another Trump initiative will certainly involve voter integrity. Maintaining the belief that millions of votes were fraudulently cast in the 2020 election, the former President will encourage actions to limit mail-in votes, ballot harvesting and support voter ID requirements. He’ll likely focus his initial efforts in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
Yet before The Office of the Former President moves too far ahead in its plans, Trump will likely have to face a second impeachment hearing in the Senate. This proceeding continues even though he is no longer actively serving as President, an unprecedented move many legal scholars have deemed unconstitutional.
Current plans include a Senate hearing beginning February 8, allowing Trump’s legal team the opportunity to prepare a defense. President Biden has most recently called the trial “necessary,” though he does not believe the former President will be impeached.
Of course, why impeach Trump now that he is a private citizen? As others have noted, the Democrats are no longer concerned with removing Trump from office; they want to keep him from running for office in the future.
Trump’s Office of the Former President represents one step to bypass this blow, opening an unofficial opportunity for him to maintain a role that allows significant influence within conservative politics. The act takes a similar approach to Biden’s Office of the President Elect he promoted following the November election, a premature, unofficial declaration to help persuade Americans he was President long before the certification of the electoral vote.
Regardless of the outcome of the Senate impeachment hearings, Trump will clearly not go away quietly. He will continue to oppose leftist politics, supporting true Americans who seek to drain the swamp in Washington and promote America First across the nation.