Outgoing President Donald Trump said on Friday he won’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20. If this happens, Trump will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successor’s inauguration.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump tweeted on Friday.
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Trump offered no clues for how he would spend his final hours in the office. Biden will become president at noon on January 20 regardless of Trump’s plans.
On Thursday, Trump delivered a video statement admitting his presidency would soon end — though he declined to mention Biden by name or explicitly state he had lost.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video.
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