Trump will not be attending January 20th
U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in Washington, DC, the United States, on Monday, June 15, 2020.
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he would not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who will take command in less than two weeks.
“For everyone who asked, I will not go to the inauguration on January 20,” Trump wrote in a tweet the day after the presidential election was cast.
Biden’s victory was projected by all major news agencies in mid-November and confirmed by votes by the electoral college in mid-December. The Republican president has falsely insisted that he won a “landslide” and claims his re-election was stolen through massive election fraud.
His refusal to accept the election results culminated in a deadly riot on Wednesday as swarms of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and derailed the Congressional process to count the votes and confirm Biden’s November 3rd victory.
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