Donald Trump 2024: Planning underway for campaign launch during Biden’s inauguration

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According to NBC sources, there is currently “preliminary planning” on the works for the inauguration ceremony to take place on January 20, 2021. In the case of launching his campaign on the same day, Mr Trump would miss Mr Biden’s event.

The outgoing President is said to have no intentions to invite his successor to the White House prior to his inauguration day.

Mr Biden’s transition team reportedly said the lack of interaction will not change the process.

Should he decide to miss the swearing in ceremony, Mr Trump would be breaching presidential norms.

However, he would not be the first outgoing leader to do so: John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson all missed their successors’ event.

Mr Trump has told advisers he plans to reveal that he is running for the 2024 presidential election shortly after the Electoral College’s discussions on December 14, NBC has reported.

President Trump has already launched a fundraising campaign for prospective political plans.

A Political Action Committee (PAC) named Save America was unveiled last month.

Mr Trump’s campaign force has been discussing the potential to leave the campaign headquarters in Virginia or move the team elsewhere, according to the NBC source who is familiar with the plans.

The reports come after Attorney General Barr refuted Mr Trump’s voter fraud claims during the 2020 election.

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, has vowed to continue looking for evidence and prove the vote was “rigged” in favour of Joe Biden.

The former Vice President defeated Mr Trump with 306 electoral college votes to 232.

The Attorney General said in an interview that his department could not find evidence of Mr Trump’s accusations.

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He told AP News: “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.

“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”

But Mr Giuliani accused the Attorney General of failing to properly analyse evidence of ballot fraud.

The President’s attorney said in a statement with Jenna Ellis, a Trump campaign lawyer: “With the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud.”

Mr Giuliani has been at the forefront of the Trump campaign’s legal challenges in states where Mr Biden won.

The former New York mayor has launched 38 lawsuits most of which have been dismissed citing a lack of evidence, to have been settled out of court.

The Attorney General seemed to suggest Mr Giuliani’s response by saying there was a “tendency to use the justice system” as a “fix-all”.

He said in the interview: “There’s a growing tendency to use the criminal justice system as sort of a default fix-all, and people don’t like something they want the Department of Justice to come in and ‘investigate’.”

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