Donald Trump, meanwhile, has turned his attention to the Supreme Court and its decision not to block the release of his tax returns. In his latest statement condemning the court’s decision, the ex-president assured the public he hadn’t bowed out of the ring yet. “I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!” he wrote (via Boston Herald).
And if that doesn’t sound like a person who’s accepted their retirement to you, there are other, more telling signs that suggest Donald Trump may soon attempt a political comeback. There’s the fact that he apparently set up camp in front of his TV during his second impeachment trial to suss out his future political enemies. Then there are his engagements: Trump is, purportedly, gearing up to give his first, public post-presidency speech, in which he’ll lay out his vision for “the future of the Republican Party and conservative movement,” as per what sources told CNBC.
Finally, there are the Mar-A-Lago visits. High-profile Republicans continue to fly down to Florida to meet with the ex-president, as Lindsay Graham did in mid-February 2020, apparently to strategize ahead of the 2022 elections (via The Hill). “He’s very involved in helping the team win,” Graham told reporters. Graham added that Trump had “made a bunch of phone calls” in order to “get the best team on the field,” ahead of 2022.