While no official plans have been announced by any Trump officials so far, we all know damn good and well that Donald J. Trump isn’t going to dare show his face at Joe Biden’s impending inauguration, despite the long-standing tradition of peaceful transfers of power in the United States. In the weeks since Biden won the election, a lot of speculation has swirled surrounding what Trump’s plans may be for the big day. Some have assumed he’d hold a rally or public event of some sort in an effort to draw attention away from his successor, others have guessed that he’ll just head off to his Mar-a-Lago resort sometime before Inauguration Day and just not come back. To be quite honest, there’s really no telling what that idiot will pull, or try to pull, before it’s all said and done.
But one Scottish newspaper has a theory that certainly makes a whole lot of sense.
According to an article published in the Scottish publication, Sunday Post, it seems possible that Donald Trump may end up heading for Scotland instead of his replacement’s inauguration on the 20th of this month.
The Scottish newspaper was allegedly told by aviation sources at an airport in Prestwick, which is close by to Trump’s Turnberry resort, that a US military plane, a Boeing 757 that’s previously been used by Trump on past trips overseas, was scheduled to arrive on 19 January. Prestwick aviation officials say that all US presidents travel on planes with a special call sign that is generally announced weeks in advance of their departure and that “There is a booking for an American military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19, the day before the inauguration.”
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“That’s one that’s normally used by the Vice-President but often used by the First Lady. Presidential flights tend to get booked far in advance, because of the work that has to be done around it,” a source said.
The Scottish publication was also allegedly told that the US military has been sighted carrying out surveillance in the areas around both the Turnberry and the Prestwick airport, in what appears to be preparation for the outgoing president’s arrival.
“The survey aircraft was based at Prestwick for about a week,” one source said. “It is usually a sign Trump is going to be somewhere for an extended period.”
Speaking with The Independent, White House spokesperson Judd Deere doubled down on Trump’s lack of public plans for Inauguration Day, saying, “Anonymous sources who claim to know what the President is or is not considering have no idea. When President Trump has an announcement about his plans for Jan. 20 he will let you know.”
All I can say is, I hope wherever he bugs off to, he doesn’t come back.
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