For the first time in years, he's free to spend his day the way he wants, playing golf, instead of facing a room full of reporters asking tough questions.
After four years of the entire world watching his every move and scrutinizing every word that tumbles out of his mouth (mostly with good reason), former President Donald Trump is apparently a whole lot "happier" now that he is in the sunshine state.
No longer does he have to sit in the Oval office and think of America's deep-seated problems or face a room full of reporters throwing tough questions at him. The 74-year-old can now just spend his days playing golf with his friends and enjoying the lavishness of his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Trump's former campaign strategist, Jason Miller, has revealed that he is in a "very good mood" since bidding farewell to life at the White House. Miller, who has worked closely with Trump, former First Lady Melania, and other members of the Trump family, revealed that they were all able to share some special moments with each other since leaving the life in Washington behind.
"The president was in a very good mood upon leaving and there were some very tender moments with his family. It was fun to have a front-row seat for that," Miller told the UK's Sunday Times, as quoted by The US Sun. "The emotions ran the entire gamut. Some folks were very sad this day had come, but there was a sense of pride that this was the single most successful first term in US presidential history."
Only a few weeks have passed since Trump refused to attend the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden, on January 20, and instead chose to fly to Florida early and settle into his new residence on the coast of Florida. Miller says there is already a noticeable change in the man who now has his name permanently etched in American history as the 45th president.
"This was the first time in years that I saw the president truly relaxed," Miller added. "Only 45 other people in US history have experienced what it is like to have the world on their shoulders... and to be able to exhale, knowing that it's not all on you for the first time in four years."
While Trump was president, he was often seen using Twitter as his megaphone for absolutely everything. He would use Twitter to mock his political enemies with nicknames like "wild Bill Clinton", "sleepy Joe", or "phony Kamala", and to pelt claims of voter fraud with no evidence.
The ex-president's behavior online, which was frequently compared to that of a bully, is also known to have incited violence among extreme right-wing supporters. But over the last few days of his presidency, Trump was kicked off Twitter permanently following the Capitol riot. And now, Miller says that Trump is, in fact, glad he has been banned from Twitter.
"The president has said he feels happier now than he’s been in some time," Millder added. "He’s said that not being on social media, and not being subject to the hateful echo chamber that social media too frequently becomes, has actually been good. That’s something the first lady has backed up as well. She has said she loves it, that he’s much happier and is enjoying himself much more."
While speaking to Breitbart News, Miller indicated that Trump might even create his own social networking platform soon, and said, "I would expect that we will see the president reemerge on social media. Whether that’s joining an existing platform or creating his new platform, there are a number of different options and a number of different meetings that they’ve been having on that front. Nothing is imminent on that."
With Trump having backed away from politics and, so far, having made no public appearance after leaving Washington, he is reportedly not thinking about the 2024 presidential elections anymore. Miller told the UK's Sunday Times, as reported by The US Sun, he is "far and away the frontrunner" to stand for the next elections.