- White House staffers are beginning to prepare for a post-Trump life, securing positions in other industries and strategizing ways to move their careers forward.
- Some aides are looking to carve out careers in media, while others are house-hunting.
- Come January 20, President-elect Joe Biden will begin his first term in office.
- It’s not yet clear what President Donald Trump will do once he exits the White House the day Biden is inaugurated, but he has hinted at a possible 2024 run.
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With just a month to go before President-elect Joe Biden gets inaugurated into office, several White House aides are making career plans to prepare for a post-Trump life.
Inauguration Day is on January 20 and will mark the formal start of a Biden administration.
While election results showed that Biden won the presidency in early November, President Donald Trump has refused to concede, unleashing a barrage of lawsuits to allege unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud to undermine the election outcome. In total, he’s filed at least 40 lawsuits in the weeks that immediately followed Biden’s victory. He has yet to win a single case.
While the lawsuits were unfolding, Biden and his team began to fill various appointments for their incoming administration and launched rollout plans. Biden’s victory was all but cemented by the General Services Administration, which on November 23 authorized the formal transition process to begin. Last week, he officially earned over 270 Electoral College votes, formally cementing his victory over Trump.
Publicly, Trump has yet to officially congratulate Biden or recognize him as the victor. But he and others close to him are beginning to plan for a life that does not revolve around the White House.
Here’s what Trump, people close to him, and other White House staffers are planning to do once Biden is inaugurated: