Trump Planning A Post-Acquittal Comeback
Former President Donald Trump promised after his acquittal in the Senate that his “movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun.”
While quiet during his trial, insiders say Trump was in close contact with Washington allies and planned to revive his public persona after his acquittal. Axios managing editor for politics Margaret Talev wrote Sunday that “while Trump may well seek revenge in primaries against the GOP Senate and House members who sided with Democrats, he mostly held his fire in his statement. Instead he tried to rewrite history.”
“I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate,“ Trump wrote in his post-acquittal statement.
“He’s Teflon, right. It’s been a month since the Capitol riot and I would say, for the most part, the GOP has coalesced back behind him,” a former campaign official for Trump told CNN. Trump’s statement further hinted that “in the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!”
Now that Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter, it is unclear what strategy the former president will use to reach his hordes of supporters.