‘Million dollar question’: Will Donald Trump no-show Joe Biden’s inauguration?
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Trump spokesperson doesn't deny rumor of Florida rally.

Traditional in the change of Presidents in the United States is the practice of the former President showing up to his successor’s inauguration, conferring a peaceful transfer of power.

However, these are not traditional times, and a spokesperson for President Donald Trump suggested that he may no show President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration event, opting instead for a rally with supporters in the Sunshine State.

On Wednesday morning’s “Fox and Friends,” the trio of hosts interviewed Kayleigh McEnany, in her capacity as campaign spokesperson, and asked her about “stories” that the President may be Florida bound early on Jan. 20, missing Biden’s swearing in.

“That is the million dollar question. I’ve been asked it a lot,” a smiling McEnany told host Steve Doocy. “I will leave that for the President.”

Cajoled further by Doocy for a “hint,” McEnany kept smiling.

“Right now,” she said, “he’s still got his litigation playing out as we approach Jan. 20. So we’ll see. I’ll leave it to him. We’ve got a lot of things to do ahead of Jan. 20.”

McEnany noted that Trump was “still focused on 2020, but 2024, look, he’s the leader of this movement.”

“Look, no matter what happens in 2020, 2024 is there for his taking,” she said. “His base is strong, the forgotten men and women are forgotten no longer because they’ve had four years of President Trump. Hopefully four more. But 2024 is there if President Trump would like it.”

The potential counter-programming of President-elect Biden’s inauguration offers an insight into the kind of havoc Trump can wreak in regards to the incoming administration’s messaging and presentation.

If a Florida event does go off, expect strong in-state support. Trump’s chief adherent in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis, couldn’t bring himself to acknowledge Biden’s Electoral College victory on Tuesday when asked about it by reporters.

“It’s not for me to do,” DeSantis told the press in Tallahassee.

Other allies, such as Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Rep. Matt Gaetz, have said the 2024 nomination is Trump’s if he wants it.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Jim

    December 16, 2020 at 10:12 am

    No, that is -not- the “million dollar question.” Trump has responded to the last election cycle with his most deluded, dishonest, narcissistic, and treasonous version of himself, as Biden actually won the election with the most votes in US history. So Trump’s response to Biden inauguration is actually IRRELEVANT.

    He will only be able to run in 2024 from behind bars.

    If you don’t get that boneheaded jackass Trump is just running up donations to cover his debt, you’re deluded too.

  • Pedro

    December 16, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Trump is not necessary for the inauguration and he is not needed in fact. The the poor loser provide historical proof of his failed sense of patriotism.


    December 16, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Who cares? And who wants him there? Stay away, treasonist and Greatest Loser Of All Time.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 16, 2020 at 11:31 am

    WGAF! Loser! Loser ! Loser!

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    December 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Headline writer, please! Not “spokesperson.” It’s Spokeswoman. The word “spokesperson” is appropriate only when the gender of the speaker is not known.

    Then again, I have my doubts that this “Mceneny” thing may not be even human.

    Thank you.

    Unofficial FlaPol spokesperson

  • James F Donelon

    December 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    If the IDIOT in the White House is as smart as he claims to be, he will be on the first flight to a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the U.S.A. on the morning of January 20th.

  • Frankie M.

    December 16, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    2 cent follow up question: Who gives a shit?

  • John McMahon

    December 17, 2020 at 11:30 am

    YOU SOUND SCARED little snowflake JIM! 😂 Stay tuned Florida communists. Remember how you screamed at the sky and cried hysterical liberal tears in 2016 when Trump won in an actual election , without millions of counterfeit ballots from dead democrats and computer hack engineering that is still being revealed? How fun it was to watch you claw at the screen when hillery suffered in her purple lined funeral coat. Who knows, someday soon, you may wish that China Joe had stayed in the basement because of what’s in store for him and the pervert crack smoker hunter biden for selling influence and profiting millions from our sworn enemy communist China. Lmfao.

  • Tom mims

    December 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    No, President* Whiny Little Bitch won’t show up and acknowledge his ass whipping. He and Ronnie D will probably rally with the delusional olds in the Villages or maybe at Fantasy Land.

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