With Joe Biden’s inauguration just days away, President Donald Trump has one final event planned: and this celebration could go down in history as one of the most impressive ever.
Trump has already announced that he won’t be attending the inauguration, and many have wondered if POTUS has alternate plans for the week.
Well, he certainly does. And in vintage Trump style, he certainly doesn’t want to quietly recede into the shadows.
The President might kick off a huge “farewell event” at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Air Force One currently sits. And on Wednesday morning, Donald could pull out all the stops.
His fans will undoubtedly remember this farewell performance for years to come. On the other hand, Democrats will likely say the celebration is in poor taste.
That definitely won’t stop anything, though. As the Associated Press reported (via The Daily Wire):
‘Officials are considering an elaborate send-off event reminiscent of the receptions he’s received during state visits abroad, complete with a red carpet, color guard, military band and even a 21-gun salute, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.’
You might ask, “why is Trump leaving Washington when he’s technically still President”?
The answer is simple — he wants to use the presidential plane, as well as the call sign, “Air Force One,” for his flight to Palm Beach, Florida.
If he were to wait until after Biden’s inauguration to leave, he would have to ask the new President’s permission to use Air Force One. And that certainly isn’t Trump’s style.
One source told CNN that Trump “did not particularly like the thought of requesting the use of the plane from Biden.”
The only question is where exactly the celebration will take place — it could be at Joint Base Andrews, but it could also happen at his final destination in Palm Beach.
Either way, you can expect legions of his supporters to show up if given the opportunity. Despite the unfortunate D.C. riots, the President retains many of his most staunch backers.
The only downside is that the Pentagon will not offer any farewell ceremony for Trump, which is a definite break with tradition.
That could be another reason why Trump is apparently arranging this farewell send-off himself. At this point, he isn’t the most popular person in D.C., but his followers still love him.
For the record, Biden’s inauguration will be a mostly virtual event due to safety concerns. You can bet Trump’s final celebration won’t be virtual at all, however.
- President Trump is reportedly planning a huge farewell celebration this week.
- This could include Air Force One, a military band, and a 21-gun salute.
- While Joe Biden’s inauguration will be mostly virtual, Trump clearly intends to have many supporters attend this send-off event.
Source: The Daily Wire