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Trump news – live: Biden team hits back at decision to reopen travel to UK and Brazil despite Covid surge

Joe Sommerlad,Justin Vallejo and Adam Withnall
·1-min read
Donald Trump saluda a sus seguidores en el Aeropuerto Internacional Valley el 12 de enero de 2021 en Harlingen, Texas (Go Nakamura/Getty Images)
Donald Trump saluda a sus seguidores en el Aeropuerto Internacional Valley el 12 de enero de 2021 en Harlingen, Texas (Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

One his way out of the White House, Donald Trump lifted Covid-related travel restrictions on the UK, Ireland, the European Union, and Brazil. The incoming Biden administration hit back almost immediately, saying it wasn't the time to ease restrictions.

It wasn't the only Easter egg being left by the outgoing administration, with Nancy Pelosi raising the alarm of a "Trump loyalist" being installed just days before the president leaves office.

While Trump won't attend the inauguration of the next president, he is reportedly planning to host a farewell ceremony for himself at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland early on Wednesday morning before jetting out to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to return to life as a private citizen.

In one of his last official moves as president, Trump is tipped to issue 100 pardons and commutations to allies, with The New York Times reporting that his allies have accepted tens of thousands of dollars from clients lobbying for a reprieve.

The one person he seemingly won't be pardoning is himself. Reports surfaced that the president wouldn't issue any preemptive pardons either for himself or his close family.