Former US President Donald Trump planning 'revenge', political comeback after impeachment acquittal

Former US President Donald Trump is reportedly planning his revenge and come back following his impeachment acquittal.

The Senate voted on Sunday (NZ time) 57-43, falling 10 short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection for his part in the Capitol protests on January 6.

During the trial, the former President was captured golfing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, but the Associated Press reports he is now expected to re-emerge from the "self-imposed hibernation" and reassert his power.

Some of Trump's friends and allies told the publication he will resume media interviews and has already met with political aides to discuss how he can help Republicans take control of the House and Senate during the 2022 midterm elections.

"He remains fixated on exacting revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment or resisted his efforts to overturn the results of the November election won by Democrat Joe Biden," the Associated Press reported friends saying.

Senior adviser Jason Miller said: "I imagine you'll probably be hearing a lot more from him in the coming days."

Supporters have also taken a statement released by Trump after the impeachment acquittal to mean he is planning a political comeback.

 "No President has ever gone through anything like it," the statement said.

"Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun."

This comes after former White House strategist Steve Bannon told a group of Boston Republicans that he expects Trump will come roaring back in 2024.

"Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement ... just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we're going to have massive victories in the future," Bannon said, according to the Boston Herald.

He went on to consider the idea of Trump becoming speaker of the House in 2022 and impeaching President Biden.

"Trump is a disruptor, but he has a long-term vision because I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024," Bannon added. "He'll come back to us. We'll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he'll lead us in 2024."