After being acquitted on Saturday by the Senate of inciting the January 6 Capitol riots, former President Donald Trump, for the first time after vacating the White House gave an interview and laid the road map of his future endeavours. From talking about the inconsistencies in the election process to making a comeback on social media platforms through his own platform and leaving Twitter for good, Trump was clear and concise and in his responses.
Former President Trump, whilst speaking to NYMag’s Greg Kelly, said that he was mulling over a Trump-branded social media platform to reach the millions of Republican voters with whom he is still extremely popular.
Trump said that he has not yet returned to social media because he “wanted to be somewhat quiet,” adding that he was negotiating with several people about his social media plans. He even took a dig at Twitter and said that it had become a boring place and millions were leaving the platform.
“I’ll tell you, it’s not the same. If you look at what’s going on with Twitter, I understand that it’s become very boring and millions of people are leaving,” Trump said.
Trump’s popularity has indeed soared after the Impeachment trial. As reported previously by TFI, according to a Morning Consult-Politico poll, more than half of the Republican voters would still support Donald Trump in a Republican primary runoff if he were to run for the presidential elections again. 54 per cent of Republican respondents said they would vote for Trump in a hypothetical GOP primary in a survey taken just after the end of his second impeachment trial, an 18-point jump from last month.
Within a month of Trump leaving office, ground support for him is swelling. The next elections are due for 2024, which gives him enough time to score a landslide victory, especially when aided by phoney trials and lawsuits of Democrats.
Speaking about the entire election process where the Trump camp believes it was stolen from him, the ex-President said if it had happened to Democrats, there would have been riots.
“I don’t think that could have happened to a Democrat. You would have had riots going all over the place if that happened to a Democrat. We don’t have the same support in certain levels of the Republican system. But we have great people,” said Trump.
The Republican leader who has not held any live public briefing since his departure took on Democrats for muzzling the voice of the ordinary Americans.
“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, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree,” Trump said.
“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 honourably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate,” he added.
It’s not even been a month since Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the USA but the calls have already been raised for Trump to be the next President. Biden’s policies, especially foreign policies have been found wanting at times which is in stark contrast to that of Trump. Thus, a wave of seething anger is visible amongst the Americans.