President Trump has always been a bit of a showman, and this dramatic streak has been a large part of what helped him to stand out in the heavily-populated and cutthroat world of international real estate.
This flair for the theatrical, (and his keen sense of what to expect out of his audience), has put Donald Trump on a path to enigma status, and, even in defeat, it appears as though he’s looking to put on a show for the people.
President Trump is considering a made-for-TV grand finale: a White House departure on Marine One and final Air Force One flight to Florida for a political rally opposite Joe Biden’s inauguration, sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
Why it matters: The former network star is privately discussing using his waning powers as commander in chief to order up the exit he wants after dissing Biden by refusing to concede the election, welcome him to the White House or commit to attending his inauguration.
The big picture: The Trump talk could create a split-screen moment: the outgoing president addressing a roaring crowd in an airport hangar while the incoming leader is sworn in before a socially distanced audience outside the Capitol, as NBC News first reported.
It’s likely that Trump could use the moment to announce his plans to run for President again in 2024 – something that would create an incredible headache for the Republican Party, freezing out just about any and all challengers before they could even get their paperwork in.