Trump announces he will skip Joe Biden’s inauguration

Trump announces he will skip Joe Biden’s inauguration
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[Ed. – That’s a wise decision. He should probably keep a low profile for the remainder of his term anyway, especially if he has designs on running again.]

President Donald Trump announced Friday he will skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony January 20.

Trump made the announcement via Twitter after weeks of speculation that he would not attend, breaking tradition. It is highly irregular for an outgoing president to skip the inauguration of an outgoing president, happening only a handful of times in American history. Trump has not officially announced where he will be on Inauguration Day, but reports in December suggested he may hold a rally in Florida.

Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly expected to break with Trump and attend Biden’s ceremony, however. Sources close to Pence told Politico that the vice president’s decision became easier after Trump publicly criticized him for refusing to “decertify” Biden’s Electoral College win Wednesday.

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