As we wind down the days of the Trump‘s dumpster fire of a presidency, new details are emerging about the day of their final send off. We know Trump and the Trump family will not be attending the incoming presidents inauguration. And we know that the peevish former First Lady is refusing to have the traditional tea and tour with the incoming First Lady. Also: They appear to be looting the White House at an alarming rate, packing up and carrying out anything that’s not nailed down. (I picture them smearing feces on the walls and tossing dead fish in the radiators).
And just today, we have just learned that Trump plans to hold an unprecedented farewell event at Joint Base Andrews the morning of Joe Biden’s inauguration… and then leave town just as his successor takes the oath of office.
Trump’s farewell will take place at the base outside Washington where Air Force One is headquartered. No recent president has had his own sendoff ceremony at JBA.
Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed, the Associated Press reported.
What no fireworks, Rockettes, and 3 Doors Down performance?
Then, while he’s still president, he’ll board Air Force One to take him to Mar-a-Lago. Because, see, if he left Washington AFTER Biden takes the oath, he would have to ask Biden to let him use the custom-built plane with its distinctive blue and white paint. All outgoing presidents have to make such a request, which is usually granted.
However, it would not have the call sign Air Force One as that can only be used when the current president is on board.
Traditionally, an outgoing president attends his successor’s swearing-in, then departs the ground of the U.S. Capitol in a military helicopter to fly to JBA where he takes a government plane to his final destination.
Daily Mail reminds us that when Barack Obama departed D.C. after he left office, the plane used the call sign ‘Special Mission 44’ – the number referring to Obama’s presidency. If the same pattern is followed, Trump’s flight would be ‘Special Mission 45.’
But no. He needs Air Force One to make his petty, petty ego feel like a big man.
God, can they just GO ALREADY! Enough with the grift!
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