US President Donald Trump’s dream of a spectacular farewell broke. Donald Trump’s desire was to parade a military-style Farewell with crowds of supporters just hours before the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected President Joe Biden, but Trump’s dream was shattered by the Pentagon. US media reports quoted Trump’s close aide.
According to media reports, Donald Trump will leave the White House on Wednesday before Biden is sworn in as President. Trump, meanwhile, wanted his farewell to be spectacular, with a crowd of supporters, military-style parades, and a bang. But the Pentagon refused to bid farewell to the armed forces, given the recent violence in Washington DC. This will be the first time in the history of the US that no military will be included in a presidential farewell.
Two senior officials of the US defense sector said that no preparations for President Trump’s military farewell have been made. Trump has carried on the military parade tradition during his presidential tenure. He hosted the most expensive parade on American Independence Day in 2019. Lakhs were attended for the ‘Salute to America’ parade, army tanks were routed on the streets of the capital and the national mall’s flyover was attended by military aircraft. This was the first time the annual celebration of Independence Day was held in Washington.
However, it is not yet clear whether Trump wants his departure from the White House at Joint Base Andrews or Palm Beach, where the military parade should take place. But the Pentagon has denied that it will not participate in Trump’s farewell ceremony. Explain that Trump’s term will officially end before Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on 20 January.