White House staffers are making and sharing their plans for when the Trump administration leaves office next month
President Trump and Jared Kushner during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Stefan Rousseau / PA Images via Getty Images
White House staff are preparing for life after Trump, securing positions in other industries, and planning strategies to advance their careers.
Some volunteers are trying to make careers in the media while others are looking for accommodation.
President-elect Joe Biden begins his first term on January 20.
It's not yet clear what President Donald Trump will do if he leaves the White House on the day Biden is inaugurated, but he has hinted at a possible run until 2024.
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With only one month left before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, several White House employees are planning career plans to prepare for life after Trump.
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Inauguration day is January 20th and marks the official start of a Biden government.
While election results showed that Biden won the presidency in early November, President Donald Trump has refused to admit and sparked a flurry of lawsuits alleging unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud to undermine the election result. In total, he filed at least 40 lawsuits in the weeks after Biden's victory. He hasn't won a single case yet.
As the litigation played out, Biden and his team began filling various dates for their in-depth administration and embarking on rollout plans. Biden's victory was nearly cemented by the General Services Administration, which approved the formal transition process to begin on November 23. Last week he officially received over 270 electoral college votes, officially cementing his victory over Trump.
In public, Trump still has to officially congratulate Biden or recognize him as the winner. But he and others close to him are beginning to plan a life that isn't about the White House.
Here's what Trump, people around him, and other White House staff plan to do once Biden is informed:
President Donald Trump. Getty / Chip Somodevilla
For his part, Trump has not yet announced what he will do after Biden becomes president.
But he has hinted at several prospects, including starting preparations for a run in 2024 on the same day that Biden takes office. He reportedly plans to hold a campaign rally for 2024 on January 20.
More recently, CNN reported that Trump privately told his aides he could potentially refuse to leave the White House, a move he threatened at least once before.
These actions are inconsistent with what Trump said before he lost the election.
During the campaign, he said several times to the rally goers: "You will never see me again" when he lost to Biden.
There were also reports that Trump had plans to start his own digital media company and that his allies were in talks to buy or invest in the conservative outlet Newsmax so they could establish it as a competitor to Fox News.
Trump's post-presidency plans are likely to involve several legal issues as he has largely evaded the civil suits thrown against him.
As Business Insider's Connor Perrett previously reported, there are at least nine major ongoing lawsuits against the president, including defamation cases and allegations that he and his children tricked people into selling goods for a tiered marketing company.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Jeff Swensen / Getty Images
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner bought a remote waterfront property on an island near Miami for about $ 30 million.
The island is known as the "billionaire bunker" by wealthy and well-known residents such as investor Carl Icahn because of its high population.
Moving to Florida could be the next step in Ivanka's political career. People near Ivanka told CNN that she wanted to run for office but hasn't landed in a specific position yet.
Florida voted for Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, signaling the state may be receptive to Ivanka's political run.
White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
According to the Washington Post, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has told friends and people close to him that he plans to begin a career in the media once Biden takes office.
He already has vacancies in the row and is waiting for him, the Post reported.
Before entering the White House, Kudlow was a renowned economist and a CNBC host and anchor.
Vice President Mike Pence. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
According to the Washington Post, Pence plans to move from the White House to a house in suburban Washington, DC.
There is still no indication of how Pence will continue his political career.
Ahead of Inauguration Day, Pence will reportedly take an overseas trip that would coincide with the Congressional session where lawmakers approve of Biden's 2020 victory. As Vice-President, Pence is responsible for overseeing the vote.
A government document obtained from Politico states that Bahrain, Israel and Poland are some of the destinations Pence will travel to.
Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows plans to set up his own consulting firm, the Washington Post reported.
If the plan goes through, he and other White House employees will open the company.
However, Meadows has reportedly threatened White House employees, stating that he will fire them if they look for jobs before Trump's term ends.
Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller. Kevin Hagen / Getty Images
Election worker Jason Miller is leading a review of the book reviews of the Trump presidency, the Washington Post reported.
He chooses which books Trump should align himself with and which should be thrown aside and not linked to the campaign.
Trump will have the final say, the Post reported.
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