Trump announced Friday he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump took to twitter Friday morning to announce his decision.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th” he tweeted.
Trump will be the one of the few incumbents in presidential history to not attend his successors inauguration. Andrew Johnson in 1869 skipped his successors inauguration. John Adams in 1801 and John Quincy Adams in 1829 also refused to attend the incoming president’s ceremony.
Trump’s tweet comes two days after a violent mob of his supporters occupied the U.S. Capital as lawmakers were tallying the electoral college votes that certified Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.
According to a report from ABC News, Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence “have yet to make a decision regarding their attendance.” This statement was made by Pence’s press secretary.
As of now, Trump has not stated what his future plans will be in regards to how he will spend his final days in office.