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Trump says he will be 'American champion' in first official statement after exit

By Mirror | January 26th 2021 at 09:12:02 GMT +0300

Former US President Donald Trump

In his first official statement since leaving office Donald Trump has claimed he will 'always and forever be a champion for the American people.'

After leaving the White House last week, the former US president has now opened an office in Florida to handle his public affairs.

Announcing the news in a written statement the office said it will be 'responsible for managing Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities.'

The statement said the office would 'advance the interests of the United States' as well as 'carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.'

It comes on the same day the House of Representatives delivered to the Senate an impeachment article charging Trump with inciting insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6.

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The Senate trial is expected to start on February 6.

In parting remarks on his last day as President last Wednesday, Trump told supporters: "We will be back in some form."

Trump has made no public appearances since flying on that day to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Just two days ago the controversial Republican, 74, was spotted playing a couple of rounds of golf at his West Palm Beach club golf course.

An avid golfer, Trump is known for taking refuge in the game following his political defeats and was seen playing at his Virginia course after losing the election.

Wearing his signature red 'Make America Great' baseball cap, Trump waved to a small crowd of supporters as his motorcade made its way back to his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Trump snubbed Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony last week where he became the new US President.

Just hours after taking office Biden began dismantling the Trump era and signed a series of executive orders that included re-joining the Paris Agreement, the forcing of mask wearing and the abolishment of the so-called 'Muslim travel ban.'


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