Unexpected activity at an airport near President Donald Trump’s golf course in Scotland has set off speculation that Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, will be leaving the White House before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, according to the Sunday Post:
“Prestwick airport has been told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19 – the day before his Democratic rival takes charge at the White House.
“Speculation surrounding Trump’s plans has been fueled by the activity of US Army aircraft, which were based at Prestwick airport for a week and said to be carrying out 3D reconnaissance of the president’s Turnberry resort.”
It was already believed that Trump would refuse to attend his successors inauguration, and the Sunday Post report would seem to confirm that.
Aircraft used by U.S. government officials such as the president and first lady are given special call signs weeks before flights are made. A source told the Sunday Post this was the case with the preparations being made in Scotland:
“There is a booking for an American military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19, the day before the inauguration. That’s one that’s normally used by the Vice-President but often used by the First Lady. Presidential flights tend to get booked far in advance, because of the work that has to be done around it.”
Preparations for the January 19 flight were initiated on November 12, a few days after Biden was projected to the winner of the 2020 election.
Asked whether or not Trump would indeed be leaving the country prior to Biden’s being sworn in, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the president had not yet decided what he would be doing or where he might be on inauguration day.
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