The Trump White House is packing one of the lowest civilian presidential handovers in history
Busts of Abraham Lincoln were manually executed by removal men, who moved old newspaper copy boxes from the New York Post and New York Times from Trump’s first term.
One of the boxes appeared to contain what looked like a memorial baseball bat. Other boxes were marked “Presidential Library Gifts” and “Visitors’ Office Archive”.
Trump has yet to outline any plans for the post-presidency, from creating an office to selecting a site for a potential presidential library.
The Telegraph inquired whether the bust of Winston Churchill, which was removed from the Oval Office at some point during the Obama administration but was returned by Trump, will be left. There was no imminent answer.
Trump has already said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The outgoing president is reportedly leaving that morning for Florida’s Mar-a-Lago resort, making him the first president since Andrew Johnson to voluntarily skip a formal handover of power.
Terrible happen. The Tea Party was not celebrated on January 20, 1953, when President Harry Truman and his wife Pace were left waiting in the red room for the presentation of Dwight David Eisenhower and his wife Mamie.
Eisenhower clashed with Truman over foreign policy and how to deal with the Korean War. When President-elect Eisenhower’s limousine stopped, he refused to go to the White House for a cup of coffee.
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