As Defense One reports, Vice President Mike Pence is off deliver weekend remarks to a group of sailors at a Naval Air Station, then he will drop by Fort Drum to extol all the achievements of the last four years to a group of soldiers. And that’s it.
… no military farewell is being planned for the commander in chief.
It’s not clear if this no-ceremony is not being held by the Pentagon’s request or whether Trump has put the military on his hate list for failing to fly in and fight on the side of insurrectionists. In past years the ceremony has been held ahead of the date on which Trump’s beloved “very special” people stormed the Capitol, so it may just be that Trump was too caught up in coup planning to get around to this event. After all, what’s the point of scribbling down a farewell address if you’re never planning to say farewell?
Whatever the reason, troops will be relieved of having to stand to attention one last time for Trump. Which doesn’t mean that they can’t get together for an impromptu Good Riddance celebration.