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What do you think of when you think of Donald Trump?
We think of an overgrown toddler throwing his toys out of his pram to try and secure a shred of attention from anyone.
Why? Because ever since the former US president failed to secure a second term in office, he declined to depart with dignity and instead has continued to do terrible, terrible things just for attention.
How? Here are 10 of the terrible things the former president has done since leaving office.
1. Contested the 2020 presidential election
We don't need to tell you this. It is no secret Trump has repeatedly and consistently claimed the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from him and "rigged", despite all evidence pointing to that being absolutely not true.
He was even banned from Twitter because the platform said he had a role in inciting the Capitol Riots that took place when the election result was announced.
That didn't seem to stop him, and he has still droned on and on and on, the world's sorest loser.
After all, why let the truth get in the way of a good story?
2. Made a new social media platform
After he was kicked off Twitter, he set to work making a new social media alternative which launched in February this year as one of the many "free speech" type platforms knocking around.
He's since used it to spout thoughts that pop into his mind despite it being ridiculed on other, more traditional social media apps like Twitter.
Everyone needs an outlet.
3. Appeared at CPAC to spout nonsense
Trump has also appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to chat nonsense, to put it mildly, a few times since leaving office.
In February this year, he used a speech to mostly criticise his replacement, Joe Biden and call Vladimir Putin "smart".
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4. Write a book about why the election was "stolen" from him
Trump said in May that he's writing a book on 'stolen' elections, which is set to be titled 'The Crime of the Century'.
"This is one of the greatest crimes in the history of our country. And sadly, the prosecutors don't want to do anything about it," the former president told the audience at The American Freedom tour in Austin, Texas.
"This is the crime of the century. I'm actually writing a book about it called 'The Crime of the Century'."
We can think of worse crimes, or even crimes that actually happened.
5. Interviewed with Piers Morgan
\u201cHere's a recap of the full saga around Piers Morgan's infamous interview with Donald Trump \ud83d\udc47\n\nhttps://t.co/YVUet4IW0u\n\n@piersmorgan | @TalkTV | #PMU\u201d
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@Piers Morgan Uncensored)
It is fair to say then that it wasn't as chummy as the interview the former president had with his apparent fanboy Nigel Farage in December last year on GB News.
The paor talked about "the rigged election", the Capitol riots, windfarms, and he called Boris Johnson "liberal".
7. Hinted at running in the 2024 election... a lot
Trump has hinted about making a return that no-one wants.
In August last year, he told Fox News he couldn't talk about it when asked about running for president again. “So because the campaign finance laws are extremely complicated and unbelievably stupid, I’m actually not allowed to answer that question, can you believe that?" he said. "I’d love to answer it."
“Let me put it this way; I think you’ll be happy and I think that a lot of our friends will be happy but I’m not actually allowed to answer it. Makes it very difficult if I do.”
Meanwhile in June,Rolling Stone reported that sources close to Trump said the former president is allegedly making a plan to announce his campaign in Florida.
10. Blame “communists, Marxists, Rinos and losers” for “destroying the country”
The former president launched an all-caps rant on Truth Social ahead of what he predicted would be his arrest and blamed “communists, Marxists, Rinos and losers” for “destroying the country”. He also called for protests to “take our nation back”, after claiming that he’d be arrested in the near future.
“Remember, the same animals and thugs that would do this to perhaps 200 million people, but actually all Americans, are the communists, Marxists, Rinos, and losers that are purposefully destroying our country,” he wrote in all caps.
In a previous all-caps rant on Sunday, Mr Trump railed against the “Soros-backed DA [District Attorney]” for “using the power of his office to persecute, indict and persecute a former president of the United States of America — for nor crime”.
Mr Trump’s claims that he will be taken into police custody on Tuesday come after reports that law enforcement authorities in New York have quietly been preparing for the possibility that the former president will stoke civil unrest if he is subject to any form of legal accountability whatsoever.
A spokesperson for Mr Trump has, however, cautioned there was no indication of the exact timing of any indictment.
“There has been no notification, other than illegal leaks from the Justice Dept and the DA’s office, to NBC and other fake news carriers, that the George Soros-funded Radical Left Democrat prosecutor in Manhattan has decided to take his Witch-Hunt to the next level,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
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