How to get bootstrap-datetimepicker to take the date from the field value when the page is loaded, if it is less than minDate?

variations in the current code looks like this:
$(el).datetimepicker({
 locale: 'EN',
 useCurrent: false,
 minDate: new Date(),
 format: 'DD.MM.YYYY HH:mm:ss'
 });
June 14th 19 at 20:54

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