Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a nation-wide “revenge tour” when his impeachment trial ends to campaign against Republicans who oppose him.
Trump’s advisors have told him that it would be unwise to do so before the end of his impeachment trial.
A Republican close to Trump told Insider, “Even he recognizes that we have Trump fatigue. Even he knows that you can get overexposed, and he wore the electorate out. And that was part of the problem. He clearly wore the country out with his behavior between the election and the inauguration.”
“Twitter did him a favor,” the Republican continued, referring to the platform banning Trump from the site for life.
A former Trump campaign adviser also told Insider that the longer Trump hides at Mar-A-Lago, his club in Palm Beach, Florida, the less serious people would take him in a 2024 election run.
Trump’s “revenge” tour would reportedly focus on the ten House Republicans who voted for his impeachment.
He is also preparing to possibly start trying to take down any Senators who vote for his conviction in the upcoming impeachment trial.
One of Trump’s most high profile enemies, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach him, won the support of 145 of her colleagues to stay in the position, with only 61 members voting to remove her after the wing of the party most loyal to Trump forced a vote on whether she was to stay in the position, thinking they had the votes to remove her.
Republicans close to Trump said this was likely to have angered him as he is eager to get out in public and criticize congressional Republicans who he thinks have betrayed him.
Trump’s lawyers quickly denied a request from House Democrats that he testify under oath during the Senate impeachment trial.
Former RNC spokesman Doug Heye told Insider that Trump “is clearly shell shocked from the reaction to January 6 and losing his social media platform… We don’t know how long that will last, but it’s safe to assume we’ll be hearing from him at some point.”