President Donald Trump has confirmed he will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony later this month after a mob of his supporters attacked the Capitol during the certification of the 2020 election.
In a tweet posted on Friday morning, the president wrote: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
It was assumed Mr Trump would not be in attendance at the Inauguration Day events, which have mostly been made virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reports previously indicated he was planning an event of his own to counter the highly-watched ceremony.
But after this week’s events, the president was finally forced to face his own reality and admit that he could no longer stay in power. For weeks, Mr Trump has failed to concede to Mr Biden while promoting lies and conspiracy theories about the national vote, claiming a rigged election and urging his supporters to continue fighting.