After being acquitted of “inciting an insurrection” Donald Trump was quick to issue a statement denouncing the impeachment and subsequent trial and also giving an insight into what his next steps might be.
Due to the former president no longer being on Twitter, the statement was released through his ‘Trump War Room’ campaign account and it was the typical sort of statement that we’ve come to expect from the former Celebrity Apprentice host.
Trump started off by complimenting his legal team and “dedicated lawyers” before turning his scorn on the Democrats. “It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law,” Trump wrote before going on to reel off a list of things that he believed they were guilty of.
Trump continued by calling the trial a “witch hunt” and saying that “no president has ever gone through anything like it” and also adding in a sprinkle of election fraud conspiracy theories for old times’ sake.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: https://t.co/Z3nG6xeN9Z
All of this really isn’t anything new from Trump but one segment of this statement stood out amongst all the others. Towards the end Trump wrote, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. 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 our people. There has never been anything like it!”
Trump added, “We have so much work ahead of us and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright and radiant, and limitless American future.” These few lines were picked up by many who interpreted it as Trump signifying that he won’t be going anywhere and may soon return to the political world.
Trump statement makes clear he’s not going away: “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Gr… https://t.co/eZgwuSiTP0
Of course, what Trump is hinting at here could be a multitude of things but he hasn’t ruled out running again in 2024 and his former campaign manager has already started to dish out advice on what sort of message he should run on.