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Why Trump's exit speech was another example of the lengths he'll go for pride

Who would make a departure from the White House with an idealized sense of importance despite leaving the office in disgrace after two impeachments? Well, none other than soon-to-be former President of the United States.

Why Trump's exit speech was another example of the lengths he'll go for pride

Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump travels his Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Who would make a departure from the White House with an idealized sense of importance despite leaving the office in disgrace after two impeachments? Well, none other than soon-to-be former President of the United States.


Even with the incitement of the Capitol Hill riots and admiration for groups that encourage untruths, it's still quite baffling that he seems to cling to power even on the last day of his presidency. For example, it's customary that the President ensures a ride for the successor to arrive in Washington D.C., but Trump didn't do that for President-elect Joe Biden, which may have something to do with pride. Biden ended up getting his own private plane to come to the city.

Where is the respect?

Also, I can't help but wonder if another reason why Trump is not attending the inauguration has to do with not being able to receive privileges such as flying in the Marine One helicopter or being called President once noon hits.

In his speech to a crowd of family and some supporters chanting "thank you, Trump," he gave thanks as well, praising his family. "They worked really hard," he said at the Joint Base Andrews military base in Maryland. He also went on to say this about soon to be former First Lady, Melania Trump."Our first lady was a woman of grace and beauty and so popular with the people."

If you mean popular with the people for her efforts to prevent online safety, opioid addiction, and more with the "Be Best" initiative that contradicts Trump's disposition, then sure.

She got on the stand as well, going to give her appreciation and thanks for being the "First Lady of this great nation." He even stated that he believes the new administration will do a good job, even though he doesn't explicitly mention Biden. Again, this screams disrespect to me because of the lack of acknowledgment.

Trump appears to want the day to be about him when this a day about democracy and the very people within the nation.

Overall, Trump didn't shy away from mentioning that he worked hard, and maybe he is right. He worked really hard to fulfill the ideologies that he and those who think like him share.

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