While President Joe Biden has stolen most of the headlines since entering the White House last week, it was made apparent on Monday that former President Donald Trump was already working on his next move.
According to The Hill, Trump’s post-presidency team announced on Monday that a new “office” has been established, known as the “Office of the Former President.”
The newly-created office, which will be based out of his Palm Beach, Florida offices, will be tasked with handling the former president’s correspondence, future appearances and other activities as they relate to Trump’s plans after departing from his first and only term as president.
“Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President,” a statement announcing the new office said.
“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 continued.
The logo of the new office bears a striking resemblance to the logo of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, as you can see in the tweet below.
INBOX: Former President Trump has set up an “Office of the Former President” pic.twitter.com/DSqwDCklcp
— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) January 25, 2021
Not unexpectedly, Trump’s decision to announced the opening of such an office didn’t come without heavy criticism from his haters, but the idea was widely celebrated by his tens of millions of supporters on social media.
“Boom ‘Office of the Former President’ God is nowhere done with President Trump. He is just getting started. America will not fall to communism & will remain the beacon of freedom & hope to the world,” one of his fans tweeted.
Those who were against the idea were reminded of a similar office created by Biden’s transition team prior to his inauguration, which was called the “Office of the President-Elect.” That office and Trump’s new office have no official bearing on government policy and are mostly symbolic.
However, in his final hours as the president, Trump hinted multiple times to his supporters that he would soon be back in some fashion. In his first words after leaving the White House, he told a Washington Examiner reporter that he was working on something but was vague, at best, before one of his aides interrupted the conversation.
The bottom line is that those who just want Trump to go away will be in for quite a surprise as he plots his next moves, which many believe will heavily focus on the upcoming midterm elections in 2022.