An unconventional president and an unconventional life post-presidency, that's what experts say lies in store for Donald Trump. In 2020, Barack Obama took a more overtly political role than we have seen from former presidents and Donald Trump is expected to take it to the next level.
We speak to Joe Lowndes, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon, Matt Klink, GOP Strategist and Laura Belmonte, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Sciences about how Donald Trump could continue to shape and influence the GOP.
SOT Joe Lowndes, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
It's not as if he's an outgoing president who needs to kind of try to shore up, um, or apologize for his losses
At this point, it's still his party.
BUCKLE UP AMERICA... THE DAYS OF FORMER PRESIDENTS SITTING QUIETLY ON THE SIDELINES IS OVER...
SOT Matt Klink GOP STRATEGIST
Barack Obama's involvement and active campaigning against Donald Trump really change that. And just look at Trump's time in office. There is no way that anybody will ever tell Donald Trump to tone it down
AND WHILE TRUMP'S TWITTER PRESENCE REMAINS SUSPENDED EXPERTS SAY DON'T EXPECT HIS MESSAGE TO BE SILENCED...
SOT Laura Belmonte VIRGINA TECH
Donald Trump will find other mechanisms to have A large and international megaphone Should he choose to do so.
IN THE FEW SHORT MONTHS SINCE LEAVING OFFICE... TRUMP HAS BLASTED PRESIDENT BIDEN'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES... AND RECENTLY CALLED OUT THE ADMINISTRATION FOR NOT GIVING HIM CREDIT FOR COVID VACCINE DEVELOPMENT...
POLITICAL ANALYSTS SAY TO EXPECT TRUMP'S OUTSIDER PERSONA TO CARRY INTO HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL ROLE...
SOT Matt KLINK GOP STRATEGIST
Donald Trump came into office as a rebel determined to upset the apple cart and the status quo and he will continue to do so 14:03
AND AFTER SPENDING A LIFETIME BUILDING HIS ICONIC TRUMP BRAND... NOW A SHIFT TO A NUMBER... 45... LAUNCHING HIS NEW WEBSITE "45 OFFICE DOT COM"
THE FORMER PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO FUNDRAISE... BRINGING IN 27 MILLION DOLLARS IN APRIL...A SIGN OF THE CONTINUED POWER OF THE TRUMP POLITICAL MACHINE ...