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Trump intends to leave White House shortly before Joe Biden's inauguration

Source : 112 Ukraine

He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews
16:31, 16 January 2021

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President Donald Trump will leave Washington on January 20, just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida. This is reported by BBC.

He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because Trump's plans have not been formally announced. Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed.

Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration — an historical break with tradition — after spending months making baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to delegitimize Biden’s presidency. Vice President Mike Pence will attend in his place.

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He will leave two weeks to the day that his supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to halt the peaceful transition of power, an event that led to his impeachment in the House for "incitement of insurrection."

Donald Trump got impeached for the second time during his career; thus, he became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice. DW reported this citing the resolution of the Congress's House of Representatives.

"Lawmakers supporting impeachment say Trump was responsible for inciting a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol Building last week. The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197. Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats in voting for impeachment", reads the news piece.

Earlier, Democrats urged Vice President Mike Pence to use his right granted by the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and to remove Trump from office. Pence refused to do so.

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