President Donald Trump, winner of the 2020 presidential election by a lot, is holding a farewell event for himself as he is being forced out of office by the Usurper Joe Biden, who is being installed as president on Wednesday despite having lost the election.
Every major Republican figure is refusing to attend the event.
These people are not snubbing Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is a symbol. He’s a symbol of the 75 million people who voted for him.
The Republican Party leadership is distancing itself from Republican voters.
Republican leaders are skipping President Trump’s farewell event to instead attend church with incoming President Joe Biden on the day of his inauguration.
Senate Majority Leader, soon-to-be Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will both attend church with Mr Biden, Axios reports. It’s a snub symbolising a possible GOP establishment break with Donald Trump and a sign of unity for the country.
Vice President Mike Pence is also skipping Mr Trump’s event but is reportedly not going to attend church with Mr Biden. Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted that attending both Mr Trump’s event and Mr Biden’s inauguration would be logistically challenging for Mr Pence.
Mr Trump’s sendoff will take place at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He has requested the event to include the military, with a band and maybe a flyover.
I hope the band is AC/DC.
That’s really the only possible way that this thing could be salvaged at this point.
The Catholic service that will be attended by Mr Biden and congressional leaders will take place at St Matthew’s church about 10 blocks from the White House in Washington, DC, and is expected to begin at 8.45am, according to Axios. Mr Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on the steps of the Capitol building at noon.
Dozens of administration officials, including several who have left the administration and some who have been very critical of Mr Trump, have been invited to his farewell event, CNN reports.
Former chief of staff John Kelly received an invitation despite recently telling CNN that he would vote to remove the President from office. Mr Kelly has chosen not to attend the event, as has former White House counsel Don McGahn who also received an invite. Mr McGahn frustrated the President when he cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
ABC News senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce told Inside Edition: “The president wants a big send-off with lots of flair. We’ve heard that he wants to be surrounded by uniformed military at Joint Base Andrews. There’ll be a military band. He wants a red carpet. We’ve even heard that he may be flanked by troops as he boards Air Force One for the final time. And there may even be an Air Force fighter jet flyover.”
Hopefully, he’s going to have Air Force One drop him off in Moscow, otherwise he’s going to have some very serious problems in the coming weeks, months and years.
I don’t know what he’s doing, but it’s quite clear that he’s lost the plot.
“But I made that video saying sorry and denouncing my own rioters” is not going to play well when he stands accused of inciting an insurrection.
These Republicans have also lost the plot. They are jumping all over the fact that Trump started this mostly peaceful riot at the Capitol as a way to try to return the GOP to business as usual, which is just being “Democrat Lite with tax cuts and extra wars.” They either don’t understand or don’t care that their voters supported that riot, and that even if they don’t support the riot, the riot does not somehow mean that Joe Biden is the real president.
Ultimately, it’s inconsequential, because Joe Biden is going to immediately give voting rights to at least 30 and probably 50 million illegal Mexicans, basically all of whom are going to vote Democrat, meaning that it is now mathematically impossible for a Republican to get elected president, even if you believe, as Mitch McConnell claims to believe, that voter fraud is physically impossible in the United States (similarly to how a free and fair election is physically impossible in Russia, Belarus, and any other country on the US government’s naughty list).
This is all so weird that it’s hard to even think of things to compare it to.
Probably, the single best comparison is: “it’s like the movie Eraserhead.”
One thing is very clear, and very real: we are now living under a single party government that has asserted godlike powers over us and is run by people who want us all dead.
We are all going to have to process that reality rather quickly, and figure out what it means for each of us going forward.