US: Trumps says he'll not attend Joe Biden's inauguration

US: Trumps says he'll not attend Joe Biden's inauguration

- Donald Trump is still disgruntled by the outcome of the November 3 presidential poll

- The embattled president said he will not grace and honour his successor's inauguration slated for January 20

- Trump, however, promised a "smooth and orderly transition" to power after Joe Biden's victory was certified by the two US legislative chambers

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Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend the inauguration of Democrat Party's Joe Biden as the new president of the United States.

The embattled president made this known in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday, January 8, hours after the ban on his account was lifted by the micro-blogging platform.

Trump, recalls, had promised he would ensure a smooth and orderly transition into new presidency slated for Wednesday, January 20.

US: Trumps says he'll not attend Joe Biden's inauguration
Trump said he is not honouring Joe Biden at his inauguration on January 20. Credit: John Lewis
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He, however, maintained that he "totally disagrees with the outcome of the election", adding that he will pursue justice even after leaving office.

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Responding to questions on whether he would be available for the transition, Trump said he would not honour the event, joining the list of incumbent US presidents who failed to honour the swearing-in ceremony of their successors.

"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump said in his continued calls for "justice" over the November 3 presidential contest.

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Meanwhile, Marc Short, the chief of staff to the outgoing vice president, Mike Pence, was banned from entering the White House following the VP's refusal to overturn Joe Biden's win.

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Pence, in a letter, addressed to the congress, had said he has no authority to block Biden's victory, a development that has left Trump fuming and ranting on his social media page.

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