President Donald Trump, who is soon to step down as the US President, has planned to go out in style.
Trump is planning an "elaborate, military-style send-off" for himself before the newly elected President, Joe Biden's inauguration, scheduled for January 20.
His send-off ceremony will include Trump walking down a red carpet while a military band play. Trump has even planned a flypast by US Air Force fighter jets.
Trump has also reportedly asked about the possibility of a 21-gun salute on the day of the send-off.
The president has confirmed that he will not attend the inauguration of Biden. It is rumoured that he will leave the capital before Biden is sworn in, to avoid having to request to borrow Air Force One.
Trump is also expected to depart for Mar-a-Lago in this week.
Trump's decision not to attend Biden's inauguration makes him the first president over 150 years to skip the ceremony. This break of tradition has created a split-screen moment for Inauguration Day. Due to his actions, it is believed that the president hopes to outshine Biden's ceremony by concurrently hosting a televised political rally in Florida.
Biden's inauguration plans will be pared-down and star-studded. His inaugural committee announced that some of the famous faces set to perform include Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Timberlake.
The inauguration will feature a mix of virtual and in-person events. The events will be broadcast on social media and cable TV. However, due to security fears following the Capitol siege, law enforcement officers have boosted security for the event.
It has also been reported that the FBI is tracking the movements of the far-right.
Back in 2017, Barack Obama attended the inauguration. A week before the inauguration, Obama made a low-key public address in his hometown of Chicago, where he offered his farewell to the nation.
Looks like Trump is stepping up with the farewell celebration plans instead.