Friday, January 8, 2021

I won't attend Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump says

President Donald Trump will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, he announced in a tweet on Friday morning.

"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump said .

Trump is now apparently sent to join a short list of outgoing presidents who've skipped the inaugurations of their successors: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Johnson. He's the first departing president since 1869 to refuse to attend their successor's inauguration.

The president's announcement on Friday came a day after he said there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th," and just two days after he provoked an attempted coup at the US Capitol.