US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania unexpectedly changed their schedule to spend New Year’s Eve in Washington, ditching a planned party in Florida.
The two were due to leave Florida on Thursday morning, according to an updated daily schedule released by the White House.
Trump, therefore, will not be present at the New Year’s party at his Mar-a-Lago resort club, where guests had purchased tickets, US media reported.
The White House did not give a reason for the early departure.
Trump has refused to acknowledge the electoral victory of his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, and his campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits seeking to overturn the election results, almost all of which have been rejected.
All eyes are now on January 6, when Congress will certify the Electoral College results submitted by the states, the final step on Biden’s path to being sworn in as the 46th president on January 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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