Donald Trump 'furious' at star-studded line-up for Biden inauguration

Donald Trump 'furious' at star-studded line-up for Biden inauguration

DONALD TRUMP has been at the centre of much controversy during his final weeks in office, most notably his role in encouraging a mob that stormed the US Capitol building on January 6, leading to to his second impeachment.

But despite this not-too-trifling list of concerns, what is apparently weighing on the erstwhile reality TV star's mind is the celebrity line-up of his successor's inauguration.

Trump is reportedly "livid" at the impressive cohort of A-listers, including Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga, that will be joining President Elect Joe Biden to celebrate his inauguration.

The event will stand in sharp contrast to Trump's inauguration, which was somewhat deflated by the number of stars that pulled out, such as Elton John, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks.

A dazzling 'Field of Flags' has been erected on the National Mall outside the US Capitol building in place of supporters who will not be able to attend the event on Wednesday due to Covid-19 safety measures.

Trump, who is spending his final 24-hours in the White House, will officially vacate the residence before noon on Wednesday. He's confirmed that he will not be attending Biden's inauguration, making him the first president to snub the event since 1869.

It is thought that he will instead take his final flight on Air Force One to his sprawling Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he is due to reside permanently once his presidency is over.

Members of the president's family are following suit with the move, as his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner - both closely linked with his administration - have purchased a $30 million estate in Indian Creek, Florida.

Donald Trump Jr is also relocating to the sunshine state with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, while Tiffany Trump, 27, is reportedly moving to Miami. 

The National Guard is more than doubling its usual presence to 25,000 troops for Wednesday's inauguration, and has, along with the FBI, enhanced its political vetting of on-duty personnel in light of the recent violence at the Capitol.

A significant concern, voiced by former FBI director, James Comey, among others, is a terrorist attack by armed groups on the day that attempts to threaten the peaceful transition of power.

President Trump will issue a farewell to his supporters at an early-morning event and will then be seen off by a 21-gun salute.