Donald Trump will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration
Donald Trump has actually revealed he will not go to Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, making him the very first outbound president to avoid his follower’s swearing-in given that 1869.
The President exposed his choice on Twitter today.
It may not be unexpected, however Mr Trump’s option does brake with a longstanding precedent.
The serene handover of power from president to president, face to face, is thought about an essential American custom, even– or possibly specifically– when the 2 guys represent various celebrations.
Barack Obama appeared for Donald Trump’s inauguration. George Bush appeared for Mr Obama’s. Bill Clinton appeared for Mr Bush’s. And so on.
Only 3 outbound presidents in United States history have actually not attended their follower’s inauguration. They were John Adams in 1801, his kid John Quincy Adams in 1829, and Andrew Johnson in 1869.
It stays uncertain whether Vice President Mike Pence will represent the outbound administration in Mr Trump’s lack. Mr Pence supposedly has yet to decide whether he will attend.
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In a video message published on his Twitter account the other day, Mr Trump lastly acknowledged he would be leaving the White House to give way for Mr Biden.
In the clip, he protected his choice to eliminate the election results and decline to yield Mr Biden won.
But he stated the battle was now over.
“My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy,” he stated.
“I continue to strongly believe we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters.”
He dedicated to a “smooth” shift and stated “a new administration” will be sworn in on January 20.
“No Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be sworn in on January 20th, my focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power,” he stated.
“This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
“To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honour of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.
“Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”
Mr Trump began the message by clearly condemning the violence seen throughout Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol, stating he was “outraged” by what he had actually seen.
“I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack at the US Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem,” he stated.
“America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who entered the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of destruction: You do not represent our country. To those you broke the law: you will pay.
“We have just been through an intense election and emotions are high. But now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every avenue to contest the election results.”