President Trump Continues #Tempertantrump Refusing to Attend Biden Inauguration

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The U.S. Army Band performs during the
The U.S. Army Band performs during the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

United States President Donald Trump is going to take Inauguration Day off

Today, President Trump tweeted that he will skip out on the Inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

There were embedded Tweets in this article.

However they won’t work anymore.

Twitter has permanently banned Donald Trump.


 

The announcement comes via Twitter.

Last night, Trump posted a video to Twitter promising a smooth and peaceful transition of power.

Twitter had re-opened Trump’s account after he removed three Tweets that the company had demanded he do.

Trump has 88.7 million followers on the social media site, and has through his presidency used Twitter as a direct means of communication with his base, as well as using the platform to attack his political enemies.

In taking the day off, and refusing to attend the swearing in of President-Elect Biden, Trump is following in the footsteps of another former President. When President Gerald Ford was sworn in as President, desecrated former President Nixon who had resigned the presidency was not present.

The move to impeach President Nixon was seen as a certainty and Nixon resigned from office.

There is a move underway, with several reports that the House of Representatives is going to start impeachment actions against President Trump on Monday. Those steps are being taken as a result of the assault on the United States Capital on Wednesday that left four people dead, including a DC Police Officer.

President Trump is being blamed for inciting that riot and attack on the Capital.

When President Trump was sworn into office, outgoing President Barack Obama, outgoing Vice President Joe Biden, former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and former vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, along with their respective wives, attended the inauguration, including Hillary Clinton, who had been Trump’s main opponent in the general election. Hillary Clinton attended as a former first lady, not as the losing candidate.

Former president George H. W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush did not attend the inauguration due to health issues.