Donald Trump’s reign of terror over this nation is finally in its final hours as the nation prepares for the long-awaited and anticipated inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. As expected, Trump is pouting his last few moments away instead of showing an ounce of maturity or respect for his successor or even this country’s democratic process — something that has been heavily reflected in his inauguration day plans (as he intends to hold a farewell event in his “honor” and refuses to attend Biden’s swearing-in) and now in his actual farewell speech itself.
Trump’s farewell address to the nation is set to be released in less than a couple of hours and excerpts of the speech are already hitting the media. And it’s every bit as awful as we’ve come to expect from him.
In the released excerpt of the address, Trump does acknowledge a new, incoming administration, but never seems to mention his successor by name.
“This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” he is set to say to the American people.
But trust me, it gets worse from there.
Trump will go on to vow that his presence on the political stage, something he dubbed his “movement,” is “only just beginning.”
“Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at Noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning,” the outgoing president will reportedly say to the American people, namely his own rabid base of supporters who have yet to accept their embarrassing loss.
He will also reportedly touch on the violence that took place at the US Capitol recently, at the hands of his insurrectionist supporters, as Congress was trying to certify the results of the Electoral College vote.
“All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol,” the excerpt reveals Trump will say. “Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.”
The Daily Mail reports that Trump recorded his farewell remarks from the White House on Monday and it is scheduled to be released to the public today at 4 p.m. Trump will reportedly be leaving the White House Wednesday morning, ahead of Biden’s inauguration, on Air Force One, headed to his send-off event — a move that was reportedly born of his desire to use the presidential plane without being forced to ask his incoming successor for permission. Donald Trump reportedly will not be greeting Biden or attending his inauguration ceremony, breaking from long-standing precedence of the democratic process in the US.
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