In his first public remark since leaving office, former President Donald Trump said Friday that he will make a comeback in some form, but he’s not saying how.
“We’ll do something, but not just yet,” Trump told journalist Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner.
Trump made the comment while dining at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, according to the Examiner article.
On Wednesday morning, before leaving for Florida, Trump made similar remarks about being “back in some form.”
“I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular,” Trump told supporters hours before President Joe Biden was inaugurated.
Also Friday, former Trump adviser Stephen Miller told the Washington Examiner that “Florida is really the perfect place to be the new HQ of the MAGA movement and a launching pad for the president’s next endeavor.”
Miller said that Trump could play a role politically.
“He leaves with the certain knowledge that he put everything you have into the mission,” added Miller. “This movement is beginning. This movement is a young movement. It’s still in its infancy and the president—his own journey is still only begun.”
Some advisers have suggested he’ll get involved in the 2022 midterm races and could run for president in 2024.
“Trump has a number of goals over the next couple of years … winning back the House and the Senate for Republicans in 2022 to make sure that we can stop the Democratic craziness,” said another former adviser, Jason Miller, earlier this week.
Miller asserted that Trump will “emerge as the nation’s leader on ballot and voter integrity.”
Trump reportedly has considered forming a new political party called the Patriot Party.
Now controlled by Democrats, the Senate aims to convict Trump after he was impeached by the House. If Trump is convicted by the Senate, he could potentially be barred from becoming President again.