Former US President Donald Trump ordered the Secret Service to continue guarding all of his children for another six months before stepping down as head of state. This is reported by The Washington Post, citing high-ranking sources.
According to the American publication, Trump signed the corresponding memorandum. It is noted that usually such protection is provided only to the children of the former president under 16 years old, and only 14-year-old Barron Trump should have received it. However, all Trump's children will now receive protection, including Ivanka, Donald, Tiffany, and Eric.
Earlier it was reported that Trump left a letter to his successor, Joe Biden, in the Oval Office. Thus, he fulfilled at least one of the presidential traditions associated with the transfer of powers to a successor. The White House refused to disclose the contents of the note.
On January 20, Biden took the presidential oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol in Washington, thereby becoming the 46th US leader. The ceremony was attended by outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence. Former White House chief Donald Trump refused to attend the ceremony, breaking a 150-year-old tradition, and left Washington hours before the celebrations. From the capital, he went to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Before that, he said goodbye to his supporters and promised to return вЂњin one form or another.вЂќ