Trump’s Tumultuous Last Days in Office

Sienna Joseph, Social Media Coordinator

  Former President Donald Trump publicly declared on Jan.7 of this year that he will not be serving his second term as president. However, he is the first president to skip the following president’s inauguration. 

   Trump tweeted on Jan.8 2021 that he would not attend then President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, breaking a tradition that has for centuries been a sign of respect and a peaceful sign of power transfer in the United States.

   Trump will be the first U.S. president since Andrew Johnson to skip the inauguration. Johnson did not attend his successor’s ceremony 152 years ago.The only tradition Trump kept up was leaving a letter for his successor, Joe Biden.

  A few days after Trump’s supporters overran the U.S. Capitol during the certification of the electoral votes, Trump wrote, “I will not be going to the Inauguration on Jan. 20”

  Since his announcement, Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time, before Biden’s inauguration. He is the first president to ever be impeached twice. 

  Trump flew to Florida with his family during the inauguration of Joe Biden, during his final few moments as the active U.S. President.