Former President Donald Trump broke his silence on Friday after exiting the White House on Wednesday.
“We’ll do something, but not just yet,” Trump told a Washington Examiner reporter on Friday after being asked about his plans for a potential comeback. Before he could share more, an aide ended the conversation.
Trump transitions to post-presidency
Trump last spoke publicly on Wednesday morning during a short farewell ceremony before flying to Florida.
“Our agenda was not about right or left. It wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation. With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible,” Trump said as he reflected on his term.
” I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning,” he added. “There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle, but instead, only grows stronger by the day. As long as the American people hold in their hearts, deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation can not achieve.”
After a tumultuous ending to his four years in office, Trump is now taking a much-needed break at his residence in Palm Beach, Florida, likely enjoying some golf.
Trump has owned the 20-acre property since 1985, and visited often while he was president, when it became known as the Winter White House.
A small group of aides have reportedly made the move from the White House to work in Florida with Trump or his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Trump has recently considered forming a new political party, to be called the “Patriot Party,” according to an anonymously-sourced report from the Wall Street Journal.
A third-party option for voters dissatisfied with the two major parties certainly sounds appealing — and could present a major problem for the Republican party.
As the libertarian magazine Reason reported, a significant portion of Republican voters are Trump supporters, as indicated by recent polls. And there very well are enough voters who would splinter off to join a Trump-led party to seriously cripple the GOP.
Trump could, of course, just decide to run again as a Republican in 2024. Or he could back one of his close family members or allies, like Donald Trump Jr. Or he could just retire and enjoy his life. At this point, it’s all up in the air.