After a months-long smear campaign against the integrity of American elections, former President Donald Trump left the White House for the last time on the morning of January 20th, hours before President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
With Trump permanently banned from Twitter—his preferred outlet for firing off-the-cuff insults and outright lies—the former President has kept a relatively low profile.
But on Monday, Trump's team announced in an official letter that it had founded the "Office of the Former President," writing that the office would be in charge of releasing statements on behalf of Trump in the future.
The development was issued on a letterhead reading "The Office of Donald J. Trump."
BREAKING: Trump appears to be attempting a post-inauguration comeback by establishing the "Office of the Former Pre… https://t.co/B02fHUNqIt— Coping MAGA (@Coping MAGA)1611622032.0
The statement read in part:
"Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President."
It was issued as the House of Representatives delivered to the Senate its article of impeachment against Trump for inciting an insurrection with his election lies, which led to the deadly siege on the United States Capitol earlier this month.
The statement concluded:
"President Trump will always and forever be a champion of the American people."
While Trump's supporters were undoubtedly happy to see a statement from the former President, his critics were less than amused and began offering suggestions on how to make the letter more truthful.
I have design suggestions https://t.co/RzKMq9HVLW— George Conway (@George Conway)1611623105.0
The full name is “The Office of the Twice-Impeached Insurgency-Inciting Race-Baiting Lie-Telling Influence-Peddling… https://t.co/c8gCyss2Vb— Paul Feig (@Paul Feig)1611675198.0
Should be called “Office of the Insurrectionist Dictator” Slogan: “We Stand for Treason and not the Rule of Law” https://t.co/uj26sVWsru— Sam Richardson (@Sam Richardson)1611641339.0
Champion of Insurrection and psychosis everywhere. Never say die. (Can he use the Presidential Seal still?) https://t.co/G8niRVMAX7— S Pritchard (@S Pritchard)1611630554.0
Fixed it! From the Office of the Former President: https://t.co/fAD29PTVK0 https://t.co/rm3n8HLT9T— The Goof™ in Philly (@The Goof™ in Philly)1611625120.0
Many dismissed the effort as the Trump sphere's latest way to coax donations from his supporters.
And the grift goes on and on and on and on.... https://t.co/VcVrywbu5G— Amulatory Sofa (@Amulatory Sofa)1611622919.0
The grift that keeps on grifting. What an ass. https://t.co/hskfrgBtbH— ☁Una☁ (@☁Una☁)1611624317.0
He about to milk trumpers for all their money https://t.co/FtcPbkQ2uk— RIP to the 🐐 🐍🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@RIP to the 🐐 🐍🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆)1611626165.0
The Senate trial of the former President is expected to take place this week.