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Trump Will Not Attend Biden’s Inauguration

Trump Will Not Attend Biden’s Inauguration

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

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

President Donald Trump confirmed he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1347569870578266115

This is a break in tradition. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama attended Trump’s inauguration in 2016.

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Fine with me. Why legitimize an illegitimate POTUS.

Bravo.

He’s got plans. Going to be gathering all the evidence of massive voter fraud that will prove he actually won.

Folks that vote illegally should be prosecuted and we should strive to have elections that we have confidence in. We will never have an election 100% free of fraud. Supporters of both parties do it.
But the reality is that Trump lost. And he lost because of his actions and inactions.

I’ll be interested in seeing on January 20 if he uses his own private jet to leave town.

Neither would I.

Let’s see how many Republicans do the same thing — and then have the guts to boycott SOTU.

9thDistrictNeighbor | January 8, 2021 at 11:22 am

This is a break in tradition. Of course, Trump is just the man to do it.

There are eight other times in US history that a sitting president did not attend the inauguration of his successor, all under very sad circumstances. These are unfortunate times as well.

2smartforlibs | January 8, 2021 at 11:26 am

Like this has never happened before. How many left-wing loons didn’t show up in 2016?

Yesterday I heard a supposedly conservative commentator on the radio say that President Trump not attending the inauguration would be a bad thing. Apparently he believed it would be without class, grace, or consideration for the good of the country.

I disagree strongly. Treating the Pretender Biden like a legitimate winner is bad for the country. Smiling and acting as if something huge and hugely bad for the country hasn’t happened is disgustingly dishonest.

Losing gracefully is what losers (a.k.a. typical Republicans) do.

Good for President Trump for NOT participating in the charade.

    hopeful in reply to irv. | January 8, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    People elected Trump and dime because they were sick of “class and grace” being considered the #1 virtue. Class and grace is what you want in adornments, not in the boy with his finger in the dike, or the man building a bridge.

    The #1 virtue is and always will be courage, because, as CS Lewis said, all other virtues are abandoned without it.

    I couldn’t even express the contempt I have for all the classy and graceful cowards that “represent” us. They don’t represent me, because I’m not a coward.

      hopeful in reply to hopeful. | January 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      don’t know how “admire him” got turned into “dime”. Spellcheck and clumsy fingers do remarkable things.

        WestRock in reply to hopeful. | January 8, 2021 at 1:44 pm

        I assumed “dime” was meant to be a “silver haired pence”. I am not sure I would have multiplied Pence’s value by anything other than 0, let alone 10, so I just skipped over it. It didn’t take anything away from your message. ?

Unfortunately the Franz von Papen Republicans will be there, convinced that the Biden* administration will screw up so bad the Republican Party will cruise to an easy victory in 2022 and beyond.

Well, the Biden* administration will demolish the economy, deliberately incite more race riots, and (likely) get us involved in another endless war in the Middle East, but the von Papen Republicans will find out the hard way that trying to use the Communist voting fraud machine for their own purposes will backfire spectacularly. NeverTrumpers are the Flat Earthers of the political world: you can literally pile evidence to the heavens of the massive Third World – level voting fraud that happened in this past election cycle, and nothing will shake their faith that Biden* won fair and square.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Why in the world would Trump lend any legitimacy to the inauguration of a candidate when there is a massive amount of evidence which strongly suggests that that candidate only won due to election fraud? If the shoe had been on the other foot, we would be inundated in investigations into charges of election law violations and fraud. Instead, we get crickets from the media, and either a lack of interest in investigating or active obstruction of investigation of fraud charges.

In the Obama Administration, we were faced with a potential Constitutional crisis. That was the identity of the President elect Barack H. Obama [aka Barry Soetoro]. If he was not eligible for the office, on Constitutional grounds, then all of his action, while serving in that office were null and void. So, the establishment ignored the issue. It was never decided, simply ignored. Now we face another potential Constitutional crisis. The legitimacy of the Biden election. Again, it has not been decided. If it turns out that Biden was elected through proven fraud, what happens then? Not being the lawfully elected President, then all of HIS actions, as President, would be null and void. And, if he is stripped of the office, who then becomes President?

The people who are caving to this situation, in order to save the nation, are not saving the USA. The USA was supposedly built upon the tenets of honesty, fair play, and adherence to the rule of law. If the charges of fraud prove true, then what they are saving is, essentially, the most powerful banana republic in the world. If I were Trump, I would not want anything to do with that.

    alaskabob in reply to Mac45. | January 8, 2021 at 11:57 am

    The hiding of Obama’s filed especially college is more important to me. I think Obama was born in Kenya but this mother and John Marshal Davis. The Occidental records would show he attended as a signed foreign student which could mean “renouncing” citizenship. Plenty more issues but after 2020 they seem so small.

      Mac45 in reply to alaskabob. | January 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Under the “accepted” biography, Obama was adopted by his mother’s husband, Mr Soetoro, in Indonesia. He attended public school there. Under Indonesian law, he would have to have been an Indonesian citizen to do this. Being a minor, and not able to officially renounce his US citizenship, it would have become inactive. He would have been required to petition for the reinstatement of his US citizenship. There was never any documentation provided to prove that this ever happened. Along with the refusal to simply provide a long form birth certificate, anomalies with regard to his Social Security number, draft registration and the sealing of his State department travel records and college transcripts and admissions. More than sufficient reasonable suspicion existed to investigate all of this. But, that was never done.

        Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | January 10, 2021 at 3:02 am

        Every word of that comment is bullshit. There is no such Indonesian law. And there is no such thing as US citizenship being “inactive”. Even if he became an Indonesian citizen this would not affect his US citizenship.

It is the UniParty now. Republicans are owned by the Democrats. I will never vote for another Republican in my life time. I will not vote for a Dem either. It really does not matter since they have proven that voting does not matter.

Republican are not going to win in 2022 because we will not be there for them. By then, most of us will have lost everything we earned, if we have not lost it already.

    Close The Fed in reply to MarkSmith. | January 8, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Mark, I believe in changing circumstances. I assume out of the hundreds of thousands and millions of people who have support Trump, really supported the policies he supported, good people will surface and they will not be regular dems or regular gope.

    Keep your eyes and ears open. And always, ALWAYS, vote in primaries.

    stablesort in reply to MarkSmith. | January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    …and if Trump runs as a Republican in 2024? I always vote for the person, not the party.

    Mark,

    Remember who the democrats are owned by: the Communist Chinese.

    It’s only a matter of time till the ChiComms pull here what they have pulled in Hong Kong: violence and arrests.

Yeah, I wouldn’t attend the inauguration of a corrupt, cheating scumbag who stole the election from me either.

Screw Joe Biden that senile, grifting, groping cheater.

I won’t be attending either. My House (R) delegate actually has a link for tickets. He’s not getting my vote in the future because he’s a GOPe. Only America First candidates from here on.

After the “peaceful ” transition to Biden, Trump would be arrested at the podium and perp-walked to jail. Bank on it.

This ain’t over. There are show trials in the offing. Bank on it. Remember ..we are a country of “laws”. Every country is a country of “laws”. Social justice requires it.

Even money Trump is successfully impeached …by voice vote If need be by next week. Voters? Who needs voters now? Biden didnt. $ham elections forever.

I am amazed how quickly the GOP caved. Even by their standards.

    Congressional Democrats are going to be in a state of perpetual investigation of the past 4 years. Not to mention what DoJ is capable of doing.

    There are going to be decent, hardworking people who will have their reputations dragged through the mud and their finances bankrupted to pay for lawyers because they had the audacity to work somewhere in the Trump Administration.

    JHogan in reply to alaskabob. | January 8, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Didn’t see your post before I made my post below.

    Yes, they will try to have him arrested. If not on Jan 20 then within a month or two after that. They must move as fast as they can. While the anti-Trump hysteria they’ve created is peaking.

    Just wait until they see who he pardons on the way out.

    Surprised? Really? Caving is what they do best.

I dont blame him for not going. I wouldnt be going either.

But yes, there is going to be blood to be had and Democrats will make sure they get as much as they can. Everyone who was even remotely associated with the last administration will be made to pay a price.

Republicans have a challenge. After Jan 6, they are being characterized as anti-democracy and anti-American. Is the inauguration a celebration of the new President or is it a celebration of democracy and of our nation? I have read that Biden’s speech will try to be unifying. The Republican talking points should be: “I love America. I love Democracy. I respect the peaceful transition of power, and I will work with the Biden Administration to the extent that it works to build a strong America and strong protections for personal liberty.”

    alaskabob in reply to lawgrad. | January 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    The minute one deviates from the Dem Party line one will be immediately branded as a disrupter or better yet “fascist”.

    Ah..kindly….was your undergrad degree from Pollyanna Politech? No..seriously…your hope is not founded in realpolitik . Sounds great…won’t fly no matter how much we would hope it would.

    wendybar in reply to lawgrad. | January 8, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Why?? so they can spit in our faces some more??

Not very many people will. The bleachers were taken down a week ago by Biden when he realized no one but the MSM and Fox News was showing up.

    alaskabob in reply to puhiawa. | January 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    And several hundred thousand Trump supporters.

    If there were bleachers along the usual parade route, it was announced not long ago it’s going to be a virtual one.

    If the bleachers on the Capitol grounds were taken down, that was the call of the Joint Committee on Inaugurations, probably because of the protest.

I will not bee attending the inauguration of the next POTUS either. I am in good company.

Meh.

At this point he’s probably one and done.

I don’t care about the theatre, he got the right stuff done while he was there.

If I’m fretting its about the weaponization of government and big tech that is taking place and is about to get REAL. Get ready for the Christian Florists to be told to wear dunce caps in public arenas.

This is not over. The underlying problems have NOT been addressed, or even acknowledged. They have simply been ignored. So, what will happen in the next few months or years? Does the Establishment believe that 74 million, angry Trump supporters, some of whom are heavily armed, are going to meekly stand down? To make it worse, thee political Establishment has made it clear that expressing your displeasure at the ballot box is futile. It is going to get worse, because the Establishment doesn’t care about thee common man and still thinks that it can control the proles. Watch for it.

    Dathurtz in reply to Mac45. | January 8, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    It will depend on organization. I do expect a dramatic uptick in lone wolf type stuff. I also expect a large uptake in “FBI foils FBI terror plot” stuff.

    The issue is that we are on the other side of the power structure. Always have been. Any groups we have are infiltrated by the FBI. The FBI doesn’t need to infiltrate left-leaning groups because they are on the same team. Unless a leader stands up and says “The time is now. Let’s fight for our country!” then it isn’t going to happen. A lot of people thought that was going to happen on the 6th. Nobody was going to see a speech that every single person there had heard before. Nobody was going to “protest” the vote count. Everybody that went was there because Trump said Be There. Will be Wild!

    Outside of that, there has to be local organizations. People you know in person. Without electronics in the room. Organize to ensure fair local elections. Organize the make sure sheriffs are good and accountable. Make sure school boards have good people on them. Make sure local government is good and accountable. If you live in a city, sorry you’re screwed when it comes to voting.

      Mac45 in reply to Dathurtz. | January 8, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Well, there was no organization behind the election of DJT. It was a disorganized grassroots movement. Trump’s supporters did not follow him, they supported him and his action. The Trump “movement” was never a top-down movement. It was a bottom-up movement. That is what the Establishment, and establishment politicians, fail to understand. They view our society as being controlled at the top. Unfortunately, this is not the case. So, all that is really necessary is for the common people to say, enough. I no longer recognize your authority. Do you really think that 1 million LEOs are going to stop 74 million angry people who tell them to go pound sand? LE is going to have to make some hard choices in the next few months and years. It is not going to be pretty.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mac45. | January 8, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        With All Due Respect I think maybe this is what you meant?

        RE: “They view our society as being controlled at the top. Unfortunately, this is not the case.”

        They view our society as being controlled at the top. FORTUNATELY, this is not the case.

      r2468 in reply to Dathurtz. | January 8, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      Don’t forget the DAs funded by Soros. They dismissed the charges against BLM and Antifa and are willing to charge the Trump supporters.

Now people that complained about President Trump attending super spreader events about President Trump not attending this super spreader event?
Wouldn’t it be nice if these people with their serf mentality would make up their minds?

If Trump were to attend Biden’s inauguration, I’m sure the media would be hammering their keyboards with headlines and opinion pieces about what a principled and tradition respecting guy he is.
????????????

He shouldn’t.

There’s actually a chance that Beijing Biden, Heels Up Harris, Schmucky, and ‘We Feed Them’ Pelosi would try to have him arrested right after the coronation.

Buckle up. The Neo-Marxists will move as fast as they can after Jan 20, striking at Trump and his supporters while their iron is hot. The GOPe will be sitting silently on the sidelines.

Grant’sGhost | January 8, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Well they did impeach him…. and will surely try to prosecute him and jail him for some made up thing. so why would you do dignify the other side.

For the Dems, the real winner of the 2016 election will be there..so where is the break in tradition? [sarcasm intended]

The GOP is now a Vichy clone.

DESTROY the GOP: never donate, never support – unless Trump (or his trustworthy peer) approves.

We’ll get that 3rd party yet – and it will eat the GOP in one sitting.

Of course Trump won’t attend Biden’s inauguration. Everyone remembers how the left treated George W. Bush at Obama‘s inauguration. That would be multiplied by 100 times. Now, it would be multiplied by 500 times. Dems would throw the equivalent of rotten fruit at him. It’s tragic, for the lives lost; for the destruction of public and private property; for the fact that conservatives, who “don’t riot“ rioted; and for the tarnishing of Trump’s remarkable legacy of accomplishments and successes in the US and around the world.

As Dennis Prager said, the left and democrats were handed a gift they couldn’t have imagined in their wildest dreams. It will be used to beat up conservatives and the Republican Party in full force for the foreseeable future.

No President could bear attending an inauguration where he or she will be savaged in public, again and again, with cameras watching their every expression.

Trump had no intention of riling up the crowd and encouraging them to riot. They were very upset about the election fraud. With the help over several weeks by people like Lin Wood (who said VP Pence should be “executed.” What the hell? Somehow the protestors escalated the rhetorical use of words like “fight,” “battle,” “revolution,” “war,” “warfare,” to mean actual physical warfare. I noticed this online, and many or most of you did too. Patriots were talking about sacrificing their lives in battle for equal protection under the law and freedom of speech, like Colonial soldiers who died in the American Revolution. It really concerned me. That’s how the left escalates the passions of their people. And it happened to us too. I almost feel like a friend of someone who committed suicide. The signs were there. Why didn’t we address them? Those people – or some of them – were powder kegs ready to explode. But we didn’t imagine in our worst nightmares that they would riot, because “conservatives don’t riot.”

No, I have not missed the point. Save your breath. You’ve missed the point if you assume that if someone doesn’t write about every angle of a situation for every comment for every article, that they don’t understand the other issues. I am familiar with everything you mentioned and have similar thoughts as you. So you chastised someone who agrees with you. Maybe I’m not the only one.

There are lots of points you missed. I write different comments for different articles. My comments are not always the same, I didn’t include everything in my comment above, because it would have been too long, and would punish / torture readers.

I am completely and painfully aware of many kinds and instances of election fraud that occurred. I’m frustrated from us not getting our concerns addressed. But I don’t justify violence. There are so many complicated issues that contributed to the riot. I want them investigated. Regardless of so-called conservatives like Robby Soave of the Daily Wire, I know there were some Antifa/anarchists there who pretended to be Trump supporters, in order to infiltrate and create havoc. These things shed light on what happened, but nothing can justify it.

The article, if you recall, was about Trump not attending the inauguration. Three of my four paragraphs deal with that. I added a long fourth paragraph about the riot, out of grief. But that’s the one you addressed. I am a patriot too, and I’m grieving over this. Maybe you should grieve too, rather than judging fellow patriots for not saying everything you want them to, when you want them to.

You missed my legitimate concerns about growing use by many patriots of wartime imagery, which when fanned by Antifa agitators and so-called conservatives, such as Lin Wood, that resulted in violence and death. I haven’t seen that addressed anywhere. We need to address it.

I really think you should give fellow patriots a break at this time. When someone in your family or a close friend dies, you cut them a break, because you know they’re grieving and are not in their right mind for awhile. You don’t have the same expectations you normally do. Pretend like someone has died. Because they have. Recognize the
deep grief in the movement right now. And call back the dogs and get off your horse. It’s possible to be nitpickingly right, but overwhelming wrong.

Lastly, less important, but the most conspicuous point you miss is the use of paragraphs. I’m serious. They would make your writing better. Organizing writing into paragraphs helps readers better understand your thoughts. It is much easier to read paragraphs than one long block of text. And paragraphs can also help with understanding how ideas are related. Generally, I skip long comments without paragraphs, like yours. It’s like a textbook with no pictures. Because you replied to me, I needed to read your comment. But it was uncomfortable, due to the lack of paragraphs — so I skimmed it. Next time, you might ask, “I notice you didn’t mention X— Do you agree, disagree, or maybe you didn’t have time to write about it? And I would have happily responded that I didn’t have time, thanks for asking, and I would have written more about it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Sally MJ. | January 8, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Riot?

    You must mean the 8 month long non-stop riots financed by the DNC and cheered on non-stop by the DEMS in DC and their state houses……

Read your last paragraph carefully, please. In it you make two assumptions(?), mistakes, whatever.

The first is that the infesting of the Capital was a violent act. Actually, it was quite peaceful. Only the least amount of violence necessary to gain entry was used, by the demonstrators. People have the idea, from media reports, that the demonstrator arrived and immediately entered the building. They did not. They were outside, demanding entry for quit a while, before they forced their way inside. There was a violent confrontation between those entering and the Capital Police, but that happens in all situations such as this, including rock concerts. Then we have the fact that no fires were set, furniture destroyed, other property damage done or gratuitous violence engaged in. There was also very little theft.

Now, should the demonstrators have resorted to force to gain entry? That depends upon your point of view. It was illegal. So, they will have to pay the penalty for doing so. But, they may well have felt that it was justified. And, I am sure that they will pay the price. The use of force has justified in a number of situations, even those that are illegal. After all, the birth of this nation was a decade long series of illegal acts, many incorporating violence, against the British.

Second, you go out of your way to make it sound as though the demonstrators were all a bunch of idiots who were convinced to do this through hyperbolic rhetoric. While all mobs have some lemmingesque members, why would you think that most of these people did not make a conscious, informed decision to make the sacrifice that they did? People have to be responsible for their actions. And, they have to be prepared to accept the consequences of their actions.

That is what I was addressing. My post was to point out that, just as with the American revolution, this action did not spring full blown from a single incident, the perceived election fraud in the Presidential election. It gas been building for decades. The populace has been saintly in their patience. They have sent message after message through legal means to their elected representatives and their governments. And they have been ignored. The nearly transparent election frud which resulted in the election of Joe Biden was the final straw. They patiently waited for the organs of our governments to do their jobs and investigate thee claims of fraud. Not only did the governments refuse, but they basically told 74 million people that they had to accept their disenfranchisement. For some 10,000 people this was simply a bridge too far and they sent another, stronger message.

The patriot, of which you speak have fought this war with rhetoric, with ballots, with all the legal means available. And it has come to naught. That leaves, surrender, which translates as slavery for some, or escalation to force and violence. Some of us have been warning that the actions of the governing establishment is forcing the populace to the point where they would have to use force to gain the attention of their elected representatives. WE have begged them to back off and listen to the electorate. Even certain factions of the Establishment have attempted to send the message that continued pressure on the populace would result in an explosion. Those in positions of authority refused to listen. Well, the pressure has built to the point where a small amount of venting took place, at the Capital. What happens here depends largely upon the actions of those in power.

The Trump supporters, while responsible for their actions, did not cause this situation. Our political establishment did. We will have to see if they recognize their responsibility and give the populace some attention and breathing room or continue the pressure until the situation explodes. Most of us do not want to see an explosion occur.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mac45. | January 8, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I cannot discount all the witness given by people in that group saying the capital guards opened the doors and invited them in……

    Capital Guards:

    “It is really cold out there today.

    Come inside the People’s House and warm you blood a bit.”

    Ah yes I can imagine how easy the set up was…..

The Friendly Grizzly | January 9, 2021 at 7:28 pm

I’m not attending either.

Good for him. There’s no reason he should. I respect Pence’s decision to attend, but if I were in his position I would not.

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