U.S. President Donald Trump told some advisers that he would refuse to leave the White House on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January, according to CNN.
These claims panicked some of his aides, but they believe he may not follow through on his plan.
“He’s throwing a f****** temper tantrum. He’s going to leave. He’s just lashing out,” said one unnamed adviser. There is no precedence of an American head of state refusing to relinquish power in the nation’s history and it has led experts to debate possible responses in case of such an event.
Some of his advisers trying to convince the president to start thinking about his plans for a potential 2024 run for the presidency again – a possibility that Mr. Trump has highlighted several times over the past weeks.