So here’s the tweet.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” wrote President Trump, who is expected to instead retreat to his resort, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida. It gives clear speculation. Will there be a traditional succession or the presidential inauguration in the USA on ensuing January 20? The terms are very much American if we go through its historical records. A very unusual mood seems to be prevailing at the ambience of White House following the tweet of outgoing President Donald Trump (74) that he would not attend the inauguration procession.
While in September 2017, he was joined by outgoing President Barack Obama when travelling to his inauguration.
In 1974, impeached leader Richard Nixon — who remains the only president to resign from office — left the White House before then-Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in.
John Adams skipped the 1801 inauguration, and John Quincy Adams did not attend the 1829 inauguration. And in 1869, while the nation was celebrating the swearing-in of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson — the first American president to be impeached — famously remained at the White House to sign the legislation, some meters away.
Historians point that Johnson refused to participate because Grant declined to ride in the same carriage on the way to the inauguration.
Mr Trump will be the first US president since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to boycott a successor’s inauguration, and only the fourth to do so. However, by avoiding President-elect Joe Biden’s formal inauguration Trump may be hoping to cool down the hot political temperature avoiding. avoiding Jefferson’s inauguration, Adams was perhaps motivated by a desire to cool the political temperature at that time.
The present moment in America that marks the transitional period remains beset with protests to riots and a lot of unrest. And now, as the day approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, the situation looks to be tense and awkward.
Indian Express informs referring news reports that it seems that first lady Melania Trump has not yet connected with the future first lady Jill Biden in order to host the traditional White House ‘tea and tour’. In fact, according to a CNN report, while the gesture has been customary since at least 1952 — when former first lady Bess Truman had invited Mamie Eisenhower on a tour of the White House — by not hosting it this time, Trump could be ‘breaking tradition’.