Donald Trump plans to depart Washington on opening morning: report

Trump plans to issue more pardons before leaving. (File)

Washington:

President Donald Trump plans to leave Washington next Wednesday on the morning of Inauguration Day after considering his departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Trump had already announced plans to not attend the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, the joint base is planning a farewell event at Andrews, the base outside Washington where the Air Force headquarters are, the source said .

He would then fly to Palm Beach, Florida to start the presidential race at his Mar-a-Lago club.

A handful of White House aides plan to work for him there.

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Some White House advisers have urged the Republican president to host Biden for a White House meeting before Inauguration Day, but there is no indication Trump is willing to do so, an administration official said.

Trump, the only President to have impeached twice in American history, plans to issue more pardons before he leaves. Sources say that he is considering an unprecedented option to forgive himself.

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