President Donald Trump said Friday that he does not plan to attend Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
Trump tweeted, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
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
“It was a much more difficult decision days ago, but less difficult now,” a Pence insider told Politico.
Trump’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after he released a video stating that now all legal avenues for contesting the election have been exhausted, his focus will be on transitioning to the new administration.