President Trump is no true politician, and we can thank the heavens for that.
This is the exact reason why he was elected back in 2016, as Americans had grown so sick and tired of “business as usual” in Washington that they reached for a total outsider to shake up the status quo, and hopefully save America from being trapped under the thumb of a ruling class in Congress.
Now, as the President prepares to leave office, he’s once again demonstrating his flair for showmanship, and his great disdain for The Swamp.
Why it matters: The former network star is privately discussing using his waning powers as commander in chief to order up the exit he wants after dissing Biden by refusing to concede the election, welcome him to the White House or commit to attending his inauguration.
The big picture: The Trump talk could create a split-screen moment: the outgoing president addressing a roaring crowd in an airport hangar while the incoming leader is sworn in before a socially distanced audience outside the Capitol, as NBC News first reported.
It has also been rumored that Trump could use the moment to announce his 2024 campaign – a move that would not only eclipse Joe Biden in the headlines of the week, but could also “freeze out” other Republicans who were considering a shot at the White House.
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