Joe Biden becomes President – What is Donald Trump doing that day?
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On January 20th, the Democrat Joseph “Joe” Biden is sworn in as US President. For the outgoing incumbent actually a must – but not for Donald Trump: He has boycott plans. But one has already been thwarted.
Dhe actually won the US presidential election, Donald Trump is certain of that. The Republican politician tirelessly tries to enforce the thesis of alleged electoral fraud and at the same time makes the handover as difficult as possible for his successor, Democrat Joe Biden.
This apparently also seems to affect the day of the inauguration, the so-called Inauguration Day on January 20th. In the British and US media, various scenarios have been discussed for days about what Donald Trump is going to do on that day.
What would be custom and good manners, apparently not: It is actually customary for the outgoing US President to personally attend the inauguration.
Does Trump have to be led out of the White House?
Trump does not seem to want to do this, on the contrary: The 74-year-old seems to want to stick to his blockade stance. Whether, as the Guardian speculates, he might refuse to leave the White House is a conceivable, but unlikely, option. It would be too humiliating if Trump had to be removed from the building by force.
More likely there is a rally with its still numerous supporters – or a demonstrative gesture of contempt.
Reports that Trump was considering flying to Scotland on January 19 – to play golf on his golf course at Turnberry while his successor is being introduced to office – caused a brief stir. Evidence of this was provided by reports that the early arrival of a US military aircraft of the type Boeing 757 had already been announced at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
Sturgeon reacts with severity
Trump has also used such a machine in the past. Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon reacted with alarm and, as a precaution, gave Trump a rejection.
In view of the Corona restrictions, it is illegal to enter Scotland without a necessary reason, Sturgeon said on Tuesday. “Coming here to play golf is not what I would call a necessary reason,” she said. “We are currently not allowing anyone to come to Scotland for no reason – and that applies to them as to everyone else.”
Sturgeon closed her remarks with a tip: “I hope and expect – as everyone expects, but not necessarily hopes – that his current travel plan includes leaving the White House.”