Tomorrow at high noon, Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the next president. His inauguration comes at an interesting time; due to the presence of COVID-19, large gatherings will not take place. Moreover, as a means of ensuring security, multiple troops will surround D.C.’s historic buildings.
President Trump will not be going to witness Biden’s inauguration. This marks a break from tradition, seeing as outgoing presidents generally attend the inauguration of their incoming successors; nevertheless, it’s simply not going to happen this time around.
This isn’t the only break from tradition that’s happening, however. Breitbart News confirms that not only is Trump declining to attend the Biden inauguration, but he also won’t be inviting Biden or his wife to the White House ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration.
No White House Invite for the Bidens
When regarding transitions to a new White House administration, inviting the incoming first couple to the White House usually happens. This is meant to present a strong image of unity and leadership to the nation; presidents and first ladies inviting their successors to the White House is also seen as a cordial means of passing the baton.
It will not take place this time around, however. Trump has consistently maintained that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election was neither fair nor valid. This means that Trump won’t be speaking with Biden in the White House and Melania Trump won’t be hosting Jill Biden for a White House tour or a cup of tea.
Vice President-elect Harris bids farewell to her Senate seat today. But as she says, it’s not goodbye—it’s hello as Vice President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/mU8whoxsUe
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) January 18, 2021
News that Trump won’t be inviting the Bidens to the White House doesn’t come as a shock to many people. After the 45th president announced that he wouldn’t attend the inauguration of his successor, virtually no one expected the Trumps to welcome the Bidens into the White House.
Preparing for the End of the Trump Presidency
Today marks the last full day of Donald Trump’s term as the president of the United States. At noon tomorrow, Biden will become the nation’s 46th president for at least the next four years.
Our Administration will lead with science and scientists — with a CDC and NIH that are free from political influence, a Surgeon General who is independent and speaks directly to the people, and an FDA whose decisions are based on science and science alone.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 18, 2021
While Trump won’t witness Biden’s swearing-in, the 45th president shall deliver goodbye remarks at Joint Base Andrews. Afterward, the outgoing president and his family will board Air Force One to Florida.
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