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Donald Trump has shared his first official statement from his newly opened 'Office of the Former President' where he says he will 'always and forever be a champion' of US citizens.
The 74-year-old has opened the office in Florida which will handle his duties and further his agenda.
A statement from the office reads: "Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President.
"The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism."
It goes on to add: "President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People."
The office of Former President Donald J. Trump. pic.twitter.com/7KrzJbU1jI
- Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) January 26, 2021
Reacting to the news, one person took to social media, writing: "What a crock. If he had actually done that he would very likely still be in office. Trump advanced only the interests of himself."
Another added: "Translation: Begging for money. There, now you don't have to use big words."
The letterhead of the statement shows the logo with strikingly similar elements to that of the Great Seal of the United States.
People have been quick to comment on that, saying that he shouldn't be allowed to.
Donald Trump is using "The Great Seal Of The United States" .... The 13 stars above the eagle's head represents the 13 states.
Office of The FORMER President.
- Sheri Lynn Pritchett (@PoemTrees) January 26, 2021
Someone wrote: "But he may not use any Official Seal or likeness. His letterhead is false and misleading."
Another simply said: "He shouldn't be allowed to use that letterhead."
This comes after Trump left the White House ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. The former president - who has repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims that the November election was rigged - declined to attend the ceremony which was held on 20 January.
In his final tweet before he was permanently suspended, Trump said: "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."
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