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I will not be going to the Inauguration: Donald Trump

Web report/Washington
Filed on January 8, 2021
Photo: Reuters

He will be the first incumbent president in 152 years to skip his successor's swearing-in ceremony.

President Donald Trump said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration, come January 20.

He will be the first incumbent president in 152 years to skip his successor's swearing-in ceremony.

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

The post garnered over 100,000 likes in 18 minutes after it was published.

The outgoing president has skipped the incoming president’s swearing-in only three times in US history, and the last one to do so was Andrew Johnson 152 years ago.

Also read: US Capitol siege raises security concerns for Biden inaugural

Trump only acknowledged the upcoming transfer of power after the Capitol was stormed on Thursday, January 7.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend the ceremony.





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