Donald Trump said he would not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, a break from history, which was traditionally a symbol of the peaceful transition of power.
His announcement came amid growing calls for resignation or dismissal after the Democrats and many Republicans believed he was responsible for besieging the Capitol on Wednesday.
“I won’t go to the inauguration on January 20th for everyone who asks,” Trump tweeted on Friday.
To everyone asked, I’m not going to the inauguration on January 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Trump will be the first president to have not attended the inauguration of his successor since Andrew Johnson in 1869. Richard Nixon resigned and left the White House before Gerald Ford swore in 1974. Outgoing management.
It is a tradition for the incumbent president to invite the presidential election to the White House, and they take the inauguration together. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be in attendance.
Faced with anger over the siege of the Houses of Parliament, Donald Trump has released a new video recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a meeting with Democrats on Friday, and Pence and the Cabinet may bring impeachment articles to the floor after saying earlier that they should consider invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. Discussed about. If the House of Representatives passes the article, Trump will be the first president to be impeached twice. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) told CBS News that he would consider voting for Trump’s conviction if the impeachment article arrived in the Senate.
Meanwhile, the editorial board of The Wall Street JournalAsked Trump to resign, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Others, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Alyssa Farrer, who were Trump’s communications director until Wednesday, said the president should resign or consider resigning.
Trump released a video on Thursday, promising a “orderly transition of power.” This, in contrast to the rebellious rhetoric of the previous day, told thousands of supporters to march to the Capitol and urged the Republicans to “fight.” But Trump’s recent call for unity doesn’t seem to have stopped members of the administration from resigning or the Democratic Party calling for his dismissal.
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