The Outgoing US President, Donald Trump, in a tweet says that he will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Trump, Friday tweet came a day after he said there would be an “orderly transition coming January 20th,” and just two days after he provoked an attempted coup at the US Capitol.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement on Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend the inauguration, POLITICO reported. Also former President George W. Bush, the most recent Republican president, also plans to attend.
Trump’s decision not to attend the Inauguration will be adding him to the list of outgoing presidents who have declined to attend the inauguration of their White House successor. Also, the first U.S. president in modern political history to not appear for his successor’s swearing-in ceremony.