Trump said Monday that he was “not able to get a job” in the Trump administration after losing his bid for re-election to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in the 2018 midterms.
The president made the comments during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, a day after he announced his withdrawal from the race for the presidency.
“I am not able to run for the office anymore.
I am not a candidate for president anymore,” Trump said.
“So I guess that’s a fact.
But I’m not running for anything.””
I’m a very, very happy guy,” Trump added.
“I’m doing what I love doing.”
Trump’s comments came as Trump announced that he is stepping down from the Whitehouse and his daughter Ivanka Trump will take the reins.
Trump has not said when he will be able to return to public life, but his eldest daughter Ivanka will take on the role of his personal assistant and chief strategist.
The news of Trump’s exit prompted a flurry of criticism from Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Ann WarrenWarren calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn Comey on Kavanaugh: ‘Small lies matter’ Democrats push back on using federal funds to arm teachers MORE (D-Mass.), who called Trump’s remarks “shameful.”
“We need a President who has the courage to stand up to special interests and fight for working families,” Warren said in a statement.
“This is an unprecedented moment in our country’s history when millions of Americans will no longer be able see their own children and granddaughters grow up in the same home.
Trump has let them down, and we must not let him get away with it again.””
This is not the president that we all know,” Warren added.