Donald Trump Proclaims He Will not Be Attending Joe Biden’s Inauguration
President Donald Trump regained access to his Twitter account yesterday and has been tweeting as usual ever since. Today he tweeted that he would not show any support for President-elect Joe Biden with the upcoming inauguration. He tweeted, “For anyone who asked, I won’t go to the inauguration on January 20th.”
According to CNN, President Trump is the first outgoing president to skip his substitute’s inauguration in more than 150 years. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, however, will take part in the transfer of power. While it is not surprising that President Trump is absent, we must remind you that four years ago, former President Obama accompanied President Trump on his way to his inauguration.
The tradition is for the outgoing President to greet the arriving President at the White House in the morning before driving to the Capitol together in the same vehicle to swear in. At a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware, President-elect Joe Biden spoke about President Trump not attending the inauguration after introducing the cabinet candidates.
He said President Trump made the right choice to forego attending the inauguration. He also mentioned that this was one of the few things that both men could agree on. He went on to say, “He has exceeded even my worst expectations about him. He’s been an embarrassment to the country, has embarrassed us all over the world. He’s not worth taking on that position. “
It appears that Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration, and President-elect Joe is delighted. He said, “He is welcome. I think it is important that we stick to historical precedents as much as possible on how changes in administration should be sustained. And so Mike, the Vice President, is cordially invited to come. We would be honored to have him there and help drive the transition. “
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