In precisely 11 days, Joe Biden is set to be officially inaugurated and sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This inauguration shall arrive after a hard-fought 2020 presidential race and extensive legal challenges.
Despite Trump attorneys’ promises to pinpoint, prove, and right the wrongs of voter fraud, they ultimately dropped the ball. After supporters of President Trump mobbed and descended upon Capitol Hill, he withdrew all withstanding lawsuits involving the 2020 presidential election.
Then on Thursday evening, Trump conceded the presidential race before announcing yesterday that he won’t attend Biden’s inauguration, per Newsmax.
Before Twitter permanently banned Trump from using their service, he announced on Friday morning that he wouldn’t go to the inauguration of Biden on January 20. This announcement arrived after a fair amount of speculation about whether or not the 45th president would attend.
For quite some time now, a tradition has maintained where presidents attend the inauguration of their successors; although, 2021 is clearly turning over a new leaf in this regard.
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— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 9, 2021
While Trump won’t be at Biden’s inauguration, Vice President Pence already expressed that he would attend the event, should he receive an invite. Since then, Biden has reportedly declared that Pence is more than welcome to go to his inaugural ceremony.
Response from Biden
Biden, on Friday, made clear that he won’t miss the 45th president at all. The former vice president also declared that it’s “good” Trump won’t attend his inauguration on the 20th before launching a series of fresh insults.
While Biden has called for unity and healing, he doesn’t support this with his actions or words; his supporters don’t follow it either. After the former vice president finished insulting Trump, he likened GOP Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz to Nazis.
Really sad. At a time of deep national division, President-elect Biden’s choice to call his political opponents literal Nazis does nothing to bring us together or promote healing.
This kind of vicious partisan rhetoric only tears our country apart. https://t.co/YMMepv1OhV
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 8, 2021
In the eyes of many Americans, when Democrats talk about togetherness, unity, and healing, what they truly mean is complete submission from anyone with right-leaning or conservative views. Conservatives recognize this and have repeatedly called it out for what it is. Others on the right are urging leftists to practice what they preach, rather than saying one thing and doing the other.
Do you agree with President Trump’s decision not to attend Biden’s inauguration on January 20? If you were in the 45th president’s shoes, would you attend Biden’s inaugural ceremony? Let us know whether you would or wouldn’t in the comments section below.