Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Nixes Donald Trump's Inaugural Travel Plans

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 5, 2021

Scotland's Sunday Post, citing unnamed sources at the country's Prestwick airport, reported that US military surveillance planes have been in place there for a week.

Multiple reports have suggested that Trump is planning to skip President-elect Biden's inauguration in order to host a rival, attention-grabbing event at the same time.

A White House spokesman, Judd Deere, told Business Insider: "Anonymous sources who claim to know what the President is or is not considering have no idea".

If President Donald Trump is indeed intending to abscond to Scotland because he is too embarrassed to show his face at President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20 - as was reported by The Sunday Post over the weekend - his ride may be forced do a u-turn before he lands. "You'll be glad to know - I hope and expect, as everybody expects, though not everybody necessarily will hope that the travel plan he immediately has - is to exit the White House", Sturgeon said jokingly.

The president has used the plane on previous trips overseas, though a source at the airport told the newspaper it is more frequently used by the vice president or the first lady. Trump owns a luxury resort in Scotland called Trump Turnberry.

Sources at Prestwick Airport told The Post that United States surveillance aircraft had flown above Turnberry in recent weeks, adding to speculation about an imminent presidential visit.

He could instead reportedly attempt to host a rival, attention-grabbing event at the same time, which would raise complications around issues including the transfer of the so-called "nuclear football," a suitcase which gives the president the means to conduct a nuclear strike.

Axios in December reported that Trump was considering a plan to fly in Air Force One to Florida, then address supporters at a rally held at the same time as Biden's inauguration.

And NBC News reported that Trump was considering announcing a presidential run in 2024 on Inauguration Day.

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