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Trump says won't attend Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20

Trump offered no clues for how he would spend his final hours in the office.

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President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: Reuters
President Donald Trump | Photo: Reuters

President said Friday he won't attend President-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration on January 20. He will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors' inauguration.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump tweeted.

Trump offered no clues for how he would spend his final hours in the office. Biden will become president at noon on January 20 regardless of Trump's plans.

On Thursday, Trump delivered a video statement admitting his presidency would soon end — though he declined to mention Biden by name or explicitly state he had lost.

“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video.

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First Published: Fri, January 08 2021. 22:01 IST
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