Donald Trump’s life now – celebrity feuds, scandal and White House return

Did anyone really expect Donald Trump to just walk away from the White House quietly?

The Donald pulled off one of the biggest shocks in history when he won the 2016 presidential race against Hilary Clinton and became the 45th US President.

During his controversial time on the Oval Office, the 75-year-old wanted to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, started a trade war with China and implemented a policy of family separations for apprehended migrants.

The Republican runner was rejected by the American voters in 2020 when he lost out to Democrat Joe Biden, but refused to concede defeat and is still rambling on about a “corrupt election”.

Trump is back on our screens tonight as the first guest on Piers Morgan’s new TalkTV show, which will see the former friends clash over the election result and slam Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

So what has Trump been doing after being kicked out of office?

Donald Trump and Melania Trump before leaving to go to Florida after his Presidency ended
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“I just want to say goodbye, but hopefully it’s not a long-term goodbye. We’ll see each other again,” said Trump on the day of his exit with a speech in front of a couple of hundred loyalists.

“I want to thank all the great people of Washington DC, all of the people that we worked with to put this miracle together. So, have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you.”

There was chaos immediately after his defeat when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in scenes described as “as close to a coup attempt this country has ever seen”.

The historic building was forced into lockdown and politicians were forced to shelter in their offices with police outside overwhelmed by hundreds of rioters – with the National Guard had to be called in to restore order.

Five people died during the horrifying scenes, including a Capitol Police officer, during the January 2021 riot but Trump described the insurgents as “beautiful people”.

“We love you, you’re very special,” Trump said at the time.

As a result, Trump was then permanently banned from Twitter ‘due to risk of more violence’, while other major social media channels quickly followed suit.

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No longer welcome in his native New York, Trump flew to his Florida mansion Mar-a-Lago on an 18-acre estate

Inside his 118-room paradise, ego is still served as the private staff refer to him simply as ‘King’ and he sleeps in silk sheets in a gold-adorned bedroom.

A source told the Mirror: “In the final days of his leadership, the things that preoccupied Trump were not the things that preoccupied other Americans.

“He was not concerned about the deadly riot he had encouraged or his second impeachment.

“Nor was he concerned with the pandemic that killed 400,000 Americans, left millions out of work, shattered the economy and is still running rampant.

“No, the last days of his presidency he was consumed by who he felt he’d been wronged by and just exactly how he can exact revenge.”

While Trump was once courted by big TV bosses, famously fronting the American version of The Apprentice, he somewhat became a pariah among some of America’s biggest businesses.

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While most former Presidents would start planning there memoir, Trump continued attacking his successor and engaging in more political warfare with world leaders.

“Most people would leave the White House relieved to have the weight of the world lifted off their shoulders, but for him it was a reality that took some time to get used to. Those first few weeks, it was not an easy transition,” an insider close to Trump told CNN.

Although one thing he did start doing more of was going for an 18-hole round of golf on most days of the week, usually with a 9am tee off.

Things may have looked good on the golf course, with Trump claiming he hit a hole in one while playing with a former world number one Ernie Els.

But his courses in Scotland have suffered as a result of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic and made a combined loss of almost £7m last year.

Trump has been subject to several probes into his business dealings and actions during his presidency but he now seems ready to make a comeback.

He summarized his campaign-style rallies with an 85-minute speech at the annual North Carolina Republican Party convention in June last year and in the same month held his first rally since the one before the Capitol riot.

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Plenty of people in the US and around the world will be worried about the prospect of a Trump return to the White House, but he is seen by many as the favorite to win in 2024.

With donations continuing to be made to Trump’s political movement, it appears clear that he will try and run next time round, but he has confessed his health could be an issue.

He told the Washington Post: “You always have to talk about health. You look like you’re in good health, but tomorrow, you get a letter from a doctor saying come see me again.”

However, he also added: “I don’t want to comment on running, but I think a lot of people are going to be very happy by my decision.”

According to Ladbrokes, Trump is currently the favorite to take over from Biden with odds of 3/1, while his rival is close behind at 7/2.

It’s believed there could be an incredibly close race as a Wall Street Journal poll from March found Trump and Biden each at 45% in a hypothetical vote.

The same poll suggested that the current president has been receiving praise for his handling of the war in Ukraine, but that voters continue to be worried about inflation.

Piers Morgan has pushed the former President on his views on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Trump is back on TV tonight during a fiery interview where he ends up storming off, branding Piers a “fool” as he refuses to take part any longer, demanding that they “turn the camera off”.

Trump has since released a statement calling out Piers for “Fake News” and accusing him of “deceitful editing” of the 75-minute interview.

Much of the preview footage has shown Trump going in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, obviously prompted by Piers, claiming they won’t last.

“I’m not a fan of Meghan. I’m not a fan and I wasn’t, right from the beginning. I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose. And I think he’s an embarrassment,” says Piers.

Later in the interview Trump asks Piers if he’s familiar with the expression ‘whipped’ and adds: “I won’t use the full expression but Harry is whipped like no person I think I’ve ever seen.

When Piers asks if the Prince is “the most whipped man in the world”, Trump replies: “I dunno, that’s gonna be a big one, but he is a whipped man.”

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