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President Trump Announces He Will Not Attend Biden Inauguration

President Trump tweeted Friday morning that he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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President Trump announced Friday morning that he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” the president wrote.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Trump vowed that there would be an “orderly transition” of power on the day that Biden’s inauguration and swearing-in ceremony will take place.

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“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” the statement read.

Despite promising an orderly transition, the President said he would continue his fight against election fraud.

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President Trump Won’t Attend Biden Inauguration

The media spin on this will most likely be that President Trump is not adhering to traditions because he is a disgrace to the office. Or that he is in hiding.

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In reality, his avoiding the ceremony as tensions run high throughout the country is a wise decision.

The Capitol protests earlier in the week resulted in an unarmed 14-year Navy veteran being shot dead as three others succumbed to medical issues.

Capitol Police also announced the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, who sustained injuries during the violence.

Reports surfaced in November that officials involved in the planning of Biden’s inauguration were concerned his supporters won’t show and they’ll be “left with a mass gathering of Trump supporters in their place.”

Imagine if something like that happened now.

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Trump Still Praises His Supporters

Historically, President Trump would not be the first sitting commander-in-chief who failed to attend the inauguration of his successor.

In fact, three incumbent presidents have refused to accompany the president-elect at their inauguration.

John Adams did not attend the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson in 1801 as he sought to return to his wife Abigail following the death of their son.

John Quincy Adams did not attend the ceremony for Andrew Jackson, while Andrew Johnson refused to attend for Ulysses S. Grant, who had made it known that he was unwilling to ride in the same carriage with his predecessor.

Prior to his message regarding the inauguration, President Trump sent out a tweet celebrating the “75,000,000 great American Patriots” who cast their ballots for him.

Those patriots, he said, “will have a giant voice long into the future.”

“They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!” the President added.

Since the Capitol riots, Democrats have demanded impeachment, removal from office using the 25th Amendment, banishment from social media, and floated the possibility of criminal charges for President Trump.

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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