President Donald Trump has canceled his annual plans to spend Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago resort, as aides describe a “bunker mentality” within the White House.

Trump has saved a low profile since his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, making few public appearances however sustaining his customary stream of tweets.

Trump was scheduled to journey to Florida subsequent week, however Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for the primary woman, Melania Trump, tweeted late Tuesday that the Trumps had chosen to stay at the White House for the vacations.

“Holiday Scheduling Update: The @POTUS & @flotus will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday at the @WhiteHouse this year,” she wrote.

Trump hat refused to concede the election, baselessly difficult the election’s integrity. Insider and Decision Desk HQ known as the election for Biden on November 6, whereas most different information shops made the identical name November 7.

Numerous stories have detailed how Trump has confined himself to stew within the Oval Office and White House, relentlessly watching the information, and publicly claiming that he had gained.

Trump schedule Wednesday confirmed “no public events” — the eleventh day for the reason that election wherein it had performed so.

Trump aides instructed The New York Times that the president’s “mood is often bleak,” and a White House official instructed CNN earlier than the brand new Thanksgiving plan was introduced: “It feels like bunker mentality.”

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

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The Trump marketing campaign has filed a number of lawsuits difficult the election lead to many states, with Trump sustaining that it’ll uncover electoral fraud. The marketing campaign has gained only one lawsuit up to now, in Pennsylvania, and his lawyer has stated the litigation won’t have an effect on Biden’s victory.

Trump believes his supporters need him to “keep fighting” the outcome, an aide instructed The Washington Post.

“He is more dug into his position than he was at the beginning,” the individual stated. “He thinks this is his base for 2024, and that half the country are warriors fighting for him, and that he’s got to keep fighting.”

Trump often spends Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago along with his household, and he usually performs golf whereas there. Last yr he traveled to Afghanistan in secret to spend Thanksgiving eve with US troops, regardless of his official schedule putting him at his resort.

The identical weekend, Trump accused liberals of making an attempt to rename Thanksgiving however promised “we’re not changing it.”

“You know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving,” Trump instructed a rally in Sunrise, Florida, at the time. “They don’t want to use the term ‘Thanksgiving.'”

Trump’s time period as president ends January 20, when Biden is about to begin his time period. Concern is abounding, nonetheless, that Trump might refuse to go away.

Früher Secret Service officers instructed Insider’s Robin Bravender {that a} situation wherein a sitting president refused to go away at the tip of his time period was not among the many lengthy listing of incidents that they had ever needed to put together for.

Top administration officers like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence have stated they’re getting ready for a second Trump time period.

Robert O’Brien, Trump’s nationwide safety advisor, stated Monday, nonetheless, that Biden “obviously” appeared to have gained the election.