President Trump would be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors’ inauguration.
WASHINGTON — Simply someday after President Donald Trump acknowledged he misplaced the election to President-elect Joe Biden, he declared Friday that he will not be going to the inauguration.
“To all of those that have requested, I can’t be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted.
He would be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors’ inauguration.
Trump provided no clues for the way he would spend his remaining hours in workplace. Biden will change into president at midday no matter Trump’s plans.
Former President Jimmy Carter not too long ago introduced he wouldn’t be there, the primary inauguration the 96-year-old will miss since he himself was sworn into workplace in 1977. Former Presidents George W. Bush, Invoice Clinton and Barack Obama will probably be available.
On Thursday, the Related Press reported that Vice President Mike Pence is anticipated to attend the inauguration. That is in keeping with two folks — one near Pence and one acquainted with the inauguration planning. The folks spoke on situation of anonymity Thursday as a result of the plans had but to be finalized. Pence’s press secretary Devin O’Malley tweeted Thursday: “You’ll be able to’t attend one thing you haven’t obtained an invite to….”
It is unknown whether or not Trump’s determination to skip the inauguration will affect whether or not Pence attends.
About an hour earlier, Trump tweeted that those that voted for him “won’t be disrespected or handled unfairly in any method.”
“The 75,000,000 nice American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, may have a GIANT VOICE lengthy into the long run,” the president tweeted Friday morning.
On Wednesday, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and clashed with legislation enforcement, forcing lawmakers to evacuate the constructing. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was the fifth particular person to die from the assault.
In a video message posted Thursday night, the president condemned these concerned.
Exterior of that video, Friday’s tweet was Trump’s first since he was suspended from Twitter after the riot. In his tweet, he addressed the 75 million Individuals who voted for him, nevertheless, the Related Press vote tally claims he solely obtained 74.2 million in comparison with Biden’s 81.2 million votes.
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“A brand new administration will probably be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump mentioned within the Thursday night time video. “My focus now turns to making sure a easy, orderly and seamless transition of energy. This second requires therapeutic and reconciliation.”
In his most in depth feedback for the reason that violent riot, the president mentioned “those that engaged within the acts of violence and destruction, you don’t signify our nation. And to those that broke the legislation, you’ll pay.”
The video was a pointy reversal of his feedback Wednesday when he addressed hundreds of supporters earlier than the riot.
Home Democrats are set to debate Friday whether or not to question the president once more if Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s Cupboard do not invoke the 25th Modification to take away Trump from workplace.
Democratic Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that “the president of america incited an armed revolt towards America.” She referred to as him “a really harmful one that mustn’t proceed in workplace. That is pressing, an emergency of the very best magnitude.”
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The Related Press contributed to this report.