On Monday evening, Donald Trump announced he was creating the "Office of the Former President" in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, the new office, which is to be run by former aides in the Trump White House, "will be responsible for managing President Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities," and will "carry on the agenda of the Trump administration through advocacy."
Although it is common for ex-presidents to have an ongoing public presence, Trump's announcement swiftly drew mockery from commenters on social media. Many ridiculed it as a last-ditch attempt for Trump to remain culturally relevant and influential.
Office of the former president. What a joke. This is what happens when you're a narcissistic attention-starved… https://t.co/ALCL2SU5Hz— Good Morning, America.🌈 #BLM (@Good Morning, America.🌈 #BLM)1611650097.0
"Office of the Former President" I mean... technically it's not untrue? Is it pathetic? Oh god, yes. But just the… https://t.co/mBIV6L2vkf— Brenna Ce'Dria (@Brenna Ce'Dria)1611672392.0