How Donald Trump is spending his last day in the White House
Donald Trump has less than 24 hours left as the world's most powerful man, and he does not appear to be doing much with it.
What would you do if you were the most powerful person in the world for a day?
Donald Trump has less than 24 hours left as president, and he does not appear to be doing much with it.
He awarded presidential commendations to members of his coronavirus vaccine team, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, epidemiologist Anthony Fauci and top general Mark Milley.
And he released an address to the nation which did not mention his successor Joe Biden by name.
The president is in the White House for another 13 hours, after which he will head to his private country club in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, to begin his post-presidency.
His departure tomorrow will be the first time he has made a public appearance in six days.
And several hundred people are hoping in the next 13 hours, Mr Trump will pardon them for their crimes while he still can.
That includes dozens of Capitol rioters who have argued they were told to storm the building by Mr Trump.
"I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do," one arrested woman, Jenna Ryan, said.
Three congressmen, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Paul Gosar, are reported to have sough clemency from Mr Trump after accusations they instigated the riots.
And he may yet issue a blanket pardon for himself and for his children in case they are charged with federal crimes once he leaves office.
Top adviser Steve Bannon is seeking a pardon for fraud charges.
There is also a push for him to pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, who both revealed damaging US government secrets.
Rapper Lil Wayne is tipped to receive clemency or a pardon for taking a gold-plated handgun on a plane in December 2019.
And star Joe Exotic has a stretch limousine parked outside his prison as he awaits a pardon in a murder-for-hire plot.
Pardons issued on the last day in office are reasonably common for presidents.
On his last day as president, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for his younger brother.
Roger Clinton, or as the Secret Service code-named him, Headache, had been convicted of cocaine possession and drug trafficking in 1985.
Clinton also controversially pardoned two former congressmen and several generous donors.
In recent weeks Mr Trump has been largely silent, muffled by his bans on Twitter and Facebook, and rarely leaving the White House.
Even on Monday's National Day of Service, there was no indication Mr Trump did anything at all.
But the White House press office released the same statement they have made most days in recent weeks, arguing Mr Trump is actually very busy.
"President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening," the statement reads.
"He will make many calls and have many meetings."
Presidents typically release a detailed schedule of who they have been meeting with each day.