Bingo Card - Final Twelve Hours
Will the sorest loser ever go out with a whimper or a bang?
Dead of night (12:00 am to 6:00 am) activities.
Bingo ball #1: Hangs out in the Oval Office and howls at the moon.
Bingo balls 2-10: berates aides, WH staff, family.
With his Twitter thumb removed, that's all I've got.
(Speaking of bangs, declining to remain in DC for the inauguration has created a (possibly) unique situation. The nuclear football will accompany tRump to FL and then in a dismantled mode will not be in the accessible custody of a POTUS until after it gets back to DC.)
The VC-25 (a modified 747-200), the official presidential airplane, will be Air Force One when it ferries tRump to Florida.
President Trump is now scheduled to land in West Palm Beach, FL at 11am Wednesday morning with just 1 hour left in his Presidency. He no longer has access to Air Force One as of noon that day.
— Ben Tracy (@benstracy) January 17, 2021
(Guess that means the plane won't be leaving Andrews AFB at 8:00 am.)
Bingo ball #11: Trump calls Juan Guido from AF-1.
#12: calls Teresa May from AF-1.
#13-20: calls ??? from AF-1.
#21: tRump and the aircraft remain on the tarmac in Florida until 11:45 am or later for photo-ops.
#22: tRump promptly exits AF-1 and helicopters on AF-1 to Mar-a-Lago.
#23: tRump holds a rally or press conference on the tarmac at West Palm Beach.
#24: tRump announces his most controversial pardons on the tarmac.
#25: tRump motorcades to Mar-a-Lago.
#26: tRump on the golf course by 1:00 pm.
Update: The whimper is over. (Not that tRump didn't make an effort to take attention away from the inauguration with the 21 gun salute he ordered for his departure from Andrews AFB. But the throngs of cheering fans that he desired just didn't materialize in DC or West Palm Beach.) His pardons and commutations weren't anything out of the ordinary. (Lots of "a credit to the community" made the list.) How shafted do the MAGA Capitol rioters feel today? MAGA died today imho. Not that it was ever anything more than a Trump campaign slogan, but it made a lot of people feel good about their base prejudices.