Trump ‘desperate for big turnout to farewell rally before he skulks off to Florida’
Donald Trump is so desperate for a big turnout at his farewell rally in Washington DC that he has sent out mass invites to people who would never consider attending.
The outgoing US President is set to hold the event before jetting off to Florida on Air Force One, snubbing Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Among those who was invited to the rally at Joint Base Andrews was Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked as White House spokesman after 10 days.
He said: “Trust me, that had to be a mass email if one of them got sent to me.”
And posting on Twitter he wrote: “I am having my fingernails pulled out at that time, sorry I can’t make it. . .”
Donald Trump’s farewell event may not find many takers
The outgoing US president has broken away from the tradition of attending the president-elect’s inauguration. Mr Trump and Melania Trump have also not invited Mr Biden and the new first lady, Jill Biden, for the customary tea visit in the Oval Office.
Instead, he has scheduled his farewell event on Wednesday at 8 am at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington from where he would leave for Florida on Air Force One and return to the life of a private citizen.
For the farewell event, Mr Trump has invited many of his supporters and former administration officials, including estranged allies, but reportedly not many have confirmed their participation. Those invited have been asked to arrive between 6-7:15 am and wear masks.
By the time Mr Biden takes the oath on Wednesday, Mr Trump would have reached the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.