On Tuesday, the final full day of the Trump presidency, the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project released a video reveling in the imminent change of leadership in Washington, D.C.
In the video, a narrator mockingly recounts some of the steps that must unfold prior to the transfer of the White House from the Trump team to the Biden team. Images have already emerged and circulated on the internet of moving teams at the White House, and there’s also a lingering concern, as the video notes, of COVID-19 infections in the West Wing. Trump and many of his top allies contracted the virus at various points amidst their refusal to follow basic safety measures, like wearing masks.
In the new Lincoln Project video, a narrator says as follows:
‘Donald, you hear that sound? That’s the sound of moving vans. They’re coming to pack you up and move you and all of your grift and indecency out of the White House. That’s the sound of the cleaning crews, coming to scrub the stench of your corruption and the stains from your lies from the Oval Office. You hear that? That’s the sound of the exterminators coming to fumigate all that COVID-19 infection in the air that you could have kept out of the West Wing with a face mask. You hear that? That is the sound of the wall you finally built — the security wall around the White House that’s being removed to make way for a new president, a real president, the next president of the United States: Joe Biden.’
Watch the video below:
Happy moving day, Donald. pic.twitter.com/184CoeyVOF
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 19, 2021
In D.C., authorities have implemented very strict security precautions in the wake of deadly rioting at the Capitol on January 6, when Congress gathered to formally certify the electoral college outcome. Over 20,000 National Guard troops have been deployed to D.C., and there are checkpoints around critical areas of the city. Recently, Capitol Police arrested a Connecticut woman who showed up at one of those checkpoints and claimed to be a law enforcement officer and member of the presidential Cabinet. Both of these claims were, of course, by all appearances, false.