Denied His Big Sendoff, Bitter Trump Still Won’t Admit Defeat in Final Speech
Never before has a nation held a literal countdown to the very second a sitting President leaves office, but to say that the American people have suffered for the last four years under the epically inept Trump Administration is to just skim the surface of what the public has lived through on a daily basis since the Obamas and Bidens left the White House four years ago. The innumerable failures just during the COVID19 epidemic alone are enough to tarnish the Trump name, now forever associated with failure, destruction, and death.
The innumerable failures that preceded and followed the pandemic will also be remembered by history with an unflinching eye, no matter how hard he and his few remaining sycophants try to rewrite history as they walk out the door. That he was impeached a second time for inciting the seditious January 6th insurrection at the Capitol and faces possible conviction doesn’t seem to bother him nearly as much as losing his Twitter account. And now he’s also been denied the big sendoff of his dreams, having to settle instead for a smaller farewell event at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrews where invites all but begged for people to “bring up to five people.”
Trump's White House staff and alumni are reportedly using the same excuse to skip his big sendoff – the 06:00am show up.
People invited can bring +5, but not many are interested. https://t.co/mbMjlPLl1W
— Hello Joe, Good-bye Trump || #FBR (@PegOLoughlin) January 19, 2021
Trump’s farewell remarks for the event were shared on Twitter by journalist Brian Karem, who was famously ousted from the White House Briefing Room when he asked Trump a question he didn’t like. To no one’s surprise, Trump has still not accepted his election loss and uses his usual blustery projection language to cover up the fact that he’s terrified of both his imminent Senate trial and the prosecution he and his children are facing in New York.
NOW: excerpts from Trump’s farewell speech. Still does not admit defeat. But welcomes in a new administration. pic.twitter.com/n6y7yJeDG3
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) January 19, 2021
That last line, “The movement we started is only just beginning” is essentially the same thing Trump said to the crowd at the Save America Rally just before they “followed his orders” and attacked the Capitol Building.
Many invitees to Trump’s final public appearance of his single term declined, including Mike Pence, saying there “wouldn’t be enough time” to attend both that and the inauguration. Expect minimal coverage of the sendoff as a very weary nation turns its attention to the new administration.
Wow. Trump’s staff is finally standing up to him by boycotting his farewell event. Could have used that courage over the last 4 years
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 19, 2021