President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Trump, who had already announced plans not to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, is planning a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews, the base outside Washington where Air Force One is headquartered, the source said.
In Trump’s absence, Vice President Pence is expected to attend Biden’s inauguration. “It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” Biden said last week of Trump’s plans to skip the ceremony, a break with more than a century of tradition.
While his @VP attends Joe Biden’s inauguration, President Trump is reportedly planning to leave D.C. the morning of the inauguration, which he refuses to attend. Trump is planning a farewell event, @steveholland1 reports, before flying to his FL. resort.https://t.co/7CpMaez7Ik
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 15, 2021