If he wanted Trump, even after everything he has done to undermine the election, could have had a dignified farewell. All he had to do was agree to the minimal requirements of an outgoing president such as meet with the new president on the morning of the inauguration, accompany him to the ceremony, and then leave on the presidential helicopter to Florida or wherever.
But no, he continues to sulk. It looks like his current plan is to leave a few hours earlier. But at the same time he loves the pomp that came with his office and pretending to be a military tough guy so he wants to have a military-style send-off. But that is not working out too well.
Eager for a final taste of the pomp of being president, Trump has asked for a major send-off on Inauguration Day next week, according to people familiar with the matter, before one last presidential flight to Palm Beach.
As one of their final acts, Trump’s team is working to organize a crowd to see him off on the morning of Biden’s inauguration, when he plans to depart Washington while still president and is expecting a major send-off.
Trump told people he did not like the idea of departing Washington for a final time as an ex-president, flying aboard an airplane no longer known as Air Force One. He also did not particularly like the thought of requesting the use of the plane from Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter.
But it appears that the military is not enthused about being props in his send-off and have declined to participate.
Trump’s approval ratings have been cratering in the last week and he will leave office with the lowest value during his term of office.
So now we are going to see him slink off in disgrace, just like he deserves.
Stephen Colbert is very happy to see Trump go.