Trump Administration Has Reportedly Started to Move Out of White House

It's a day we thought we'd never see happen. Members of the Trump administration appear to be making the move out of the White House.

American flag flies at half staff over the White House.

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American flag flies at half staff over the White House.

One week after Donald Trump promised there would be an "orderly transition" of power to the Biden administration on Jan. 20, members of his staff are in the process of moving out of the White House. A bust of former President Abraham Lincoln was seen leaving the West Wing earlier today. 

SPOTTED: Bust of President Abraham Lincoln leaving the West Wing about an hour ago.

— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) January 14, 2021

TMZ is unsure if the bust already belonged to Trump.  

More stuff being moved out of West Wing. This appears to be a stuffed bird.

— jim acosta (@Acosta) January 14, 2021

Moving vans and boxes have appeared at the White House. Moving day has begun. I've never been happier in my life to see someone move! #ConvictTrump

— Cathy Voisard 🆘 🌊 (@ZPoet) January 14, 2021

Good morning from the White House. The president has no public events scheduled. Moving boxes are laid out near some offices, others are empty already and staff are taking goodbye photos.

— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 14, 2021

Since Trump, who still baselessly disputes the results of the presidential election since they didn't go in his favor, will not attend Biden's inauguration, he's using these last few days to say his goodbyes and snap a few photos with members of his team.

CNN reports that Trump has refused calls to resign amid mounting pressure and banned aides from bringing up President Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974.

To be fair the comparisons aren’t quite accurate:

1) Nixon was never actually impeached; Trump was impeached twice
2) Nixon was re-elected
3) Nixon’s mood swings were at least partly because he was drinking

I’m sorry I meant to be fair to Nixon

— Jake Tapper, long-suffering Philly sports fan (@jaketapper) January 15, 2021

Meanwhile, TMZ reports Trump has essentially handed over his presidential duties to Vice President Mike Pence. 

Earlier today, Pence sat in the seat usually reserved for the President during a briefing on the inauguration for Biden and Harris. It was also Pence who greeted and thanked the National Guard troops who have been stationed around the Capitol since Trump incited an insurrection earlier this month. The charge that got him impeached for a second time this week. 

Trump is likely going to wait until Jan. 19, his last full day in office, to reveal his final pardons. It was reported earlier this month that Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were among the names on his consideration list. Another important name being considered is Trump himself

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