Donald Trump has announced plans for an alternative presidential farewell on the same day as Joe Biden’s inauguration

The outgoing president has issued invitations to an event at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. – four hours before Biden will take his oath in Washington DC

Details of the ceremony are not yet clear, although attendees have been asked to arrive by 7 a.m. 3 p.m. A 21-gun salute is reportedly being considered and officials are considering an elaborate event that would feel like a state visit to Trump will then fly to Mar-a-Lago on Air Force One’s final deployment before the Biden aircraft is regularly available

Invitations for the event have been distributed to Trump supporters, former administrators and other supporters. A smaller group of White House staff will see Trump off from the White House early this morning on his trip to Joint Base Andrews

Strict security precautions for the inauguration after the violence in Washington by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. January have limited the number of people who can participate

The invitation to Trump’s farewell states that masks must be worn and that attendees are allowed to bring up to five guests. At the end of last year, Trump was criticized for hosting a number of indoor and outdoor events at the White House, where social distancing and mask wearing guidelines were not enforced, resulting in several high profile Covid cases The gatherings were referred to as “superspreader” events

Refusing to attend Biden’s inauguration, Trump becomes the first president in a century to choose not to be there if his successor swears the presidential oath, which marks the peaceful transfer of power in 2017, Barack and Michelle welcomed Obama Donald and Melania Trump on the morning of their inauguration at the White House Vice President Mike Pence is expected

Trump ends his tenure with the lowest approval rating of his presidency In a poll for CNN over the weekend, his rating was 34% His Republican performance rating has also fallen, down 14 points to 80% since October

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/18/trump-sendoff-ceremony-biden-inauguration-day