Trump announces post-presidential office

FILE – In this Sunday, June 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up while walking across the tarmac as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J. Trump is returning to Washington. A far-right Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Prize 2021 for his efforts to reach a peace agreement in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Trump should be considered for his work “for reaching a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

RALEIGH — President Donald Trump announced a new office which will handle his correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities. The Office of the Former President will advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism, according to a brief statement.

The release was sent from Palm Beach County, Florida, which is the location of Trump’s famous Mar-a-Lago Club. The release closed saying, “President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.”

Trump’s announcement of his next steps comes less than a week after his successor, Joe Biden, was inaugurated. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, formally announced his Obama Foundation on January 20, 2017, the day of Trump’s inauguration.

The Trump release came from a new web site,