(JustPatriots.com)- Even though it seems President Donald Trump is starting to accept that Democrat Joe Biden is probably going to be officially named president, he’s not about to fade from the limelight.
Axios reported on Monday that Trump is considering quite the exit from the White House, if Biden were indeed to take off in January. Sources say he’s considering leaving the White House on Marine One, then flying on Air Force One to Florida.
Once there, he plans to hold a rally at the same exact time that the Biden inauguration would take place. The purpose of that rally — to announce he’ll be running for president again in 2024.
Trump has said he would agree to a peaceful transfer of power if he were indeed certified as the loser of the 2020 election — which has not happened yet. But apparently, if these reports are true, that doesn’t mean he’s going to attend the celebration of Biden being sworn in to his former post.
For now, the White House is denying these reports. Judd Deere, a spokesman for the White House, said in response to the report:
“Anonymous sources who claim to know what the president is or is not considering have no idea. When President Trump has an announcement about his plans for January 20, he will let you know.”
If these reports were proven to be true, it would make for quite the different Inauguration Day. On one side, in Washington, the newly sworn-in president will be holding an event that’s much sparser than in years past. The crowd is likely to be limited substantially because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Down in Florida, instead of supporting the new incoming president, the outgoing president will be rallying the troops to signal his message that he lost the election unfairly, that the Democrats are no good for this country, and that he’ll be back to lead it again in four years.
Ever since Election Day, reports have been swirling about Trump’s plans post-White House. Many have said that they find it hard to believe that the president will just fade into the background.
It’s much more likely that he, and his children, will try to stay in the spotlight in preparation of another White House run in 2024. While that is a long way off, Trump can easily stay in the public eye by remaining a heavy critic of the Biden administration. If the country isn’t doing so good sometime between now and 2024, Trump is likely to have a significant following still.
This news isn’t what some Republicans were hoping to hear, though. Some would rather Trump just go his own way and leave them be. Others who were preliminarily planning on a 2024 run for president themselves may decide to cancel those plans if Trump runs again.
Two of those people include Vice President Mike Pence and former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.