President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a trip reportedly meant to showcase his grievances about the presidential with an appearance at the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Trump had nothing on his official schedule, media reports cited officials saying that he planned an impromptu trip there — his first outside the Washington area since the election.
Secret Service agents had reportedly shut down a hotel in the small Pennsylvania town, site of a turning point in the Civil War where President Abraham Lincoln’s North defeated the secessionist Southern forces.
A pool of journalists was gathered to accompany Trump from the White House to Pennsylvania but was told at the last minute that their trip was off.
According to CNN and other US media reports, Trump planned to join his controversial lawyer Rudy Giuliani and state Republicans who were holding an unofficial “hearing” on their fraud claims in Gettysburg.
© AFP 2020