Donald Trump's plans to avoid Joe Biden's upcoming inauguration might have just been foiled all thanks to Scotland's first minister...
Because let's face it, he isn't going to want to attend, is he?
via: GettyWhile we still wait on the edge of our seats for Trump to concede to the president-elect, Joe Biden, many have started to wonder how exactly this month's inauguration ceremony will go down.
Because, as you will all be aware by now, Trump's reaction to Biden's win has been nothing short of outrageous.
via: GettyHis first response to the election result was to release a lengthy and damning statement, in which he accused Biden and his team of rigging the entire election.
As per Sky News, the statement read:
via: Getty“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. “The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. “In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media."
More accusations followed...Trump seemed set on the idea that Biden and his team rigged the entire election to play out in their favor, and made strong hints that something happened in the counting rooms that had "never happened before."
Though his many claims of electoral fraud have remained unproven.
Wait, Donald Trump’s only “proof” of massive electoral fraud is he was winning in Wisconsin then suddenly he was lo… https://t.co/NU7KXUXsAy— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1606969379.0
And then, there was that all-important update to throw a spanner in Trump's fraud theory.
via: GettyThe U.S Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as the official winner of the 2020 presidential elections.
They confirmed that Joe Biden received more than the 270 electoral colleges needed to take over the White House.
via: GettyThe president-elect has 203 college votes, and Hawaii's electors are due to bring him up to the forecast 306 votes. They added that California was the state to push him over the edge with its fifty-five electors.
So, as Biden's inauguration ceremony looms...
via: GettyEfforts to prevent Trump's absence have been doubled down.
As stated earlier, interest surrounding the traditional ceremony is rife.
via: GettyThe inauguration of the president of the United States is a historical ceremony held to mark the commencement of a new 4-year term of the next POTUS. And, on January 20th, Joe Biden is set to officially take the oath of office.
The ceremony usually involves both the current president and the president-elect...
via: GettyAs Trump's 2017 inauguration, which had the Obama family in attendance, did.
However, Trump is yet to confirm whether he will be in attendance at Biden's inauguration...
via: GettyAnd, going by his behavior these past few months, many wouldn't be surprised if he didn't show up at all, something only 5 previous presidents have had the nerve to do.
But there have been rumors about Trump's alternate plans on inauguration day...
There's a rumor Trump is going to go to his Scottish golf course the day before the Inauguration. I hope this is a… https://t.co/170Zi9lefV— Renee Libby 🇺🇸 (@Renee Libby 🇺🇸)1609857123.0
Now, we all know that Trump loves a good game of golf...
via: GettyEspecially when he has other, more important places to be.
And some of his preferred golf courses?
via: GettyWell, they're all the way over in Scotland, thousands of miles away from any whisper of an inauguration ceremony.
So, of course, one of his Scottish golf courses would be an ideal getaway to avoid watching Biden be sworn in, wouldn't it?
via: GettyWell, they would have been if Scotland's first minister hadn't have stepped in, anyway.
Nicola Sturgeon today discussed further plans for Scotland's ongoing COVID lockdown...
via: GettyAnd guess what? They do not involve President Trump.
Sturgeon was asked about Trump's potential travel plans...
via: GettyTo which she replied, with a stifled laugh: "I have no idea what Donald Trump's travel plans are."
She pointed out that Scotland's travel ban applies to everyone...
via: GettyScorned American former presidents included.
Sturgeon then stressed that it is illegal to travel in or out of the country without a valid reason, before adding:
FM @NicolaSturgeon is asked about reports that Donald Trump could be planning to travel to Scotland. She says trav… https://t.co/pHvLyPMgjE— BBC Scotland News (@BBC Scotland News)1609854043.0
Trump is yet to confirm any of his plans for Biden's inauguration ceremony...
via: GettyAnd I suppose only time will tell. For more on Biden's win, keep scrolling to see why his victory speech was given the meme treatment...