Others nonetheless are weighing their choices.

Hope Hicks, a senior adviser who left the White House in 2018 and did get a serious job as Fox Company’s chief communications officer earlier than returning in March, has instructed folks near her that she plans to take an prolonged trip.

Hogan Gidley, a former White Home deputy press secretary and marketing campaign spokesman whose duties not too long ago included calling Mr. Trump the “most masculine” president in American historical past on Fox Information, mentioned he was contemplating “varied issues” and that he was not apprehensive concerning the search forward of him.

“I feel it’s overblown,” Mr. Gidley mentioned concerning the challenges he and his colleagues may face within the coming months. However then he paused. “Let me put it this manner: I hope it’s overblown.”

Whereas former aides ponder their future in Washington, a small group of advisers can be staying by Mr. Trump’s facet in Florida, aiding him in establishing his post-presidency presence.

The group of loyalists who’ve adopted him contains Dan Scavino, a former White Home deputy chief of workers for communications, and Nick Luna, Mr. Trump’s former body man. A wider group of aides, together with Brian Jack, the previous White Home political director, are contemplating staying on in Trump land, however haven’t made remaining selections but.

Others, together with, Margo Martin, a former aide within the press workplace, and Molly Michael, an assistant to Mr. Trump, are authorities staff, paid for by the Common Companies Administration, and can assist Mr. Trump with the transition course of.

Over the weekend, as her former colleagues handled the chilly actuality of residing in a Washington the place the Democrats are actually in cost, Ms. Martin posted a photograph on Instagram of her environment at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s sun-drenched resort in Palm Seaside, Fla.