Trump Says He’s Skipping Biden’s Inauguration

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

President Trump announced on Twitter today that he is not going to the inauguration of Joe Biden later this month.

What he said: The president tweeted his plans about Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on Friday, after regaining access to his Twitter account. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20,” the president wrote.

[…] A person close to the president told Politico that he and First Lady Melania Trump plan to leave for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida one day before Biden is scheduled to take the oath of office. A former senior administration official said the president might hold a rally that day as well.

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend the inauguration, Politico first reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. “It was a much more difficult decision days ago, but less difficult now,” one person said, likely referring to the events that unfolded at the Capitol on Wednesday.

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