President Trump won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration | WEAR

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one week ago  •  54 comments

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President Trump won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration | WEAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, undercutting his message a day earlier that he would work to ensure a “smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to his successor. Trump offered no clues for how he would spent his final hours in office, and will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successor’s swearing-in. Traditionally, the incoming...

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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

It is official. The head twit tweeted it...

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.1  Gordy327  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

I'm not surprised Trump refuses to attend. It's just another example of being a sore loser & lacking any dignity.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.2  Gsquared  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

Biden just said Trump not coming to the inauguration is a good thing.

I completely agree.

 
 
 
TᵢG
1.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Gsquared @1.2    one week ago

Me too.   The sooner he is out of the limelight (as much as possible) the better.   Further, he does not deserve to be present at that event given the way he has trashed the office of PotUS.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
1.2.2  Drakkonis  replied to  Gsquared @1.2    one week ago
I completely agree.

As do I. It's Biden's day and there's enough distraction already. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
2  Snuffy    one week ago

Some would say that he is keeping is word. You have to admit the inauguration would be a lot smoother without Trump in attendance..  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Snuffy @2    one week ago

We agree. Best he stay in the WH until it's time for him to leave. 

OR

He could hop on AF One and get his butt to Florida

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1    one week ago

He could hop on AF One and get his butt to Florida

Don't you think tax paying Americans have shoveled out enough cash for this jerk......? Call a cab or two for hin and his crime family....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1.1    one week ago

It's a gift. Cause that's the last one he's getting

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
2.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Snuffy @2    one week ago

Listen closely and you’ll hear a collective sigh of relief across the nation.  Like when your MAGA sister-in-law declines your obligatory invitation to Thanksgiving.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

He won't attend because he won't be able to make the day about him.  If the inauguration is not virtual, attendance will be low out of abundance of caution.  But I am betting he will post a picture of the small crowd and brag that he had way more people at his.

 
 
 
Ronin2
4  Ronin2    one week ago

The left would be upset if he did attend. and they are upset that he won't attend.

Frankly just be happy he isn't going- he very well could make it all about himself.

 
 
 
JBB
4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one week ago

It is the first time since 1869 an outgoing President has refused to attend his successor's inauguration!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JBB @4.1    one week ago

The was Andrew Jackson who is one of Trump's idols.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.1    one week ago
he was Andrew Jackson who is one of Trump's idols.

Try Again!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.2    one week ago

Challenge accepted!

If it were possible to have a bromance across the centuries, Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump would almost certainly qualify.

Repeatedly over the past year, Trump has invoked and praised his predecessor in the White House, who served from 1829 to 1837. In addition to various mentions in remarks and on Twitter , Trump placed a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office and made a pilgrimage to the late president’s tomb in Nashville less than two months after being sworn in.

"Trump is the first president to so openly admire and point to Jackson as a model, and to borrow so clearly and explicitly from the language of Jacksonian ‘democracy,’ " said J.M. Opal, a historian at McGill University and author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation . "It has been more common for 20th century presidents to model themselves on recent leaders whom they personally knew."

That's only the beginning of the article.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.3    one week ago

Thank you for having my back about my comment.  As [deleted] is on ignore, I can't see his replies which are usually bs and not worth reading anyway.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.4    one week ago

You are very welcome, Paula! Always willing to help a fellow vet.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.1    one week ago

Okay, I am busting myself for my comment.  It was Andrew Johnson, not Jackson.  I blame my local news for my fauxpau (sp).  They said Jackson and I picked up on it.jrSmiley_16_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.7  Sean Treacy  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.3    one week ago
TChallenge accepted!

Whoops!

Try again!  

Here's a hint, Andrew Jackson was dead in 1869.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.7    one week ago

I wasn't responding to JBB's post. I was responding to yours about Jackson not being one of trmp's idols  in response to your response to Paula

Sean, honey, I really think you need to get a grip on your anger issues. It's causing you to lose focus

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.6    one week ago

Jackson was a favorite of trmps. He kept that evil bastard's painting in the Oval. So you aren't wrong in your comment.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.10  Sean Treacy  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.8    one week ago

[deleted]

[Paula admitted the confusion between Jackson and Johnson, so please drop it.]

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.10    one week ago

Sean...please back up and go look at Paula's comment in which you even quoted to be an ass to her. Maybe she was referring to Andrew Jackson not attending an inauguration in 1869, but that's not how I read it or your response.  For that I admit I got it wrong.

But then your response in was try again! whiich I took to mean you thought that Andrew Jackson was not trmp's idol.

Do you see how things can get miscontrued and quoted wrong and taken out of context in this format?

Just answer one question for me, please. Do you agree or disagree that Jackson is a favorite of trmp?

I don't care how you answer. But I will admit I got mixed up.

(ps...I'm not the angry person you think I am)

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.12  Sean Treacy  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.11    one week ago
o you agree or disagree that Jackson is a favorite of trmp

If Trump has a favorite yes.

But I think it was more that Jackson was a favorite and model for Bannon and Trump just sort of went along with it without really knowing much about him. I doubt Trump has any favorite American Presidents or knows much about any of them. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
4.1.13  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.12    one week ago

actually the short list of presidents that did not attend their sucsessors inaugurations is short , John Adams , John Q Adams , and Andrew Johnson.

 the attendance might be time honored and a tradition , but not attending by no means sets any precedence.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.14  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.11    one week ago

It would seem that my comment had no value after all.  Que sera sera.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.14    one week ago

Two little words, that's all. The rest of it has lots of value

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.16  Ozzwald  replied to  JBB @4.1    one week ago
It is the first time since 1869 an outgoing President has refused to attend his successor's inauguration!

And it'll be the 1st time a twice impeached outgoing President has refused to attend his successor's inauguration.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one week ago

I'm quite happy he isn't attending. I think he should start his permanent vacation in Florida starting January 9, 2021.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2    one week ago

Only if that permanent vacation is in one of the three federal prisons there.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.2.1    one week ago

That's fine by me, too, but the quicker he is out of DC I think we will all start breathing a little easier

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.2    one week ago

Democracy will breathe easier if he is brought to justice and not just let go without consequences for his illegal actions simply because we want him gone.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one week ago
The left would be upset if he did attend.

I would be perfectly fine if he attended and acted respectful and Presidential like virtually every other former President leaving the white house, but there is simply zero chance of that happening.

Trump has never been Presidential and has shown zero dignity throughout his entire term, why would he start on the very last day of it.

"he very well could make it all about himself"

There is no doubt he would attempt to make it all about himself and that which would just cause more embarrassment of our great nation. His leaving gracefully is just not an option. It's like asking a 600lb 5'2" diabetic to be the lead ballet dancer in a production of 'Swan Lake'.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
4.4  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one week ago
and they are upset that he won't attend.

I am not upset at all, fuck him. I never wanted him to attend and I think Biden should have told him we wasn't invited to begin with. Actually I haven't seen anyone from the left express anything other than "who cares?" in regards to this news.

he very well could make it all about himself.

Of course he would, everything is always all about him. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
5  r.t..b...    one week ago

The wisest decision...perhaps of his presidency.

The perfect way to end it as he ran and was elected on upending all conventional norms. A cautionary tale for the next potential disrupter as there are laws, regulations, mores and traditions that are much more important than any individual.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
5.1  Greg Jones  replied to  r.t..b... @5    one week ago
as there are laws, regulations, mores and traditions that are much more important than any individual.

I hope the illegitimate Biden remembers that, but he's off to a bad start.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago
illegitimate Biden

Again for the Nth time.... Where is your evidence... where is your proof.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.1.1    one week ago

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lady in black
5.1.3  lady in black  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago

Proof please, that will stand up in a court of law

 
 
 
r.t..b...
5.1.4  r.t..b...  replied to  lady in black @5.1.3    one week ago
in a court of law

Sadly irrelevant to far too many, Lady...

It is the court of public opinion that believes even the most spurious of accusations, then proceeds to adjudicate, sentence, and forever pillory the subject du jour.

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.5  Gordy327  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago

How is Biden illigitimate? He won the election, both by electoral & popular vote.

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.6  Gordy327  replied to  lady in black @5.1.3    one week ago

There is none. That's why the courts have shot down the lawsuits and the election has been confirmed.

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.1.7  TᵢG  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago
I hope the illegitimate Biden remembers that, but he's off to a bad start.

Good grief, another one maintaining this nonsense?? 

On what grounds do you deem Biden illegitimate?   How on Earth can you possibly make such a statement after the full Constitutional process has completed and we have a certified president-elect with no evidence that could have possibly changed the results of the election?

I am curious as to what kind of mental gyrations one must engage to actually believe Biden did not legitimately win this election when there is grossly insufficient evidence for such a conclusion.

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.8  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.7    one week ago

I'm going to say on the grounds of wishfulthinking. That's all they seem to have.

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.9  Kavika   replied to  TᵢG @5.1.7    one week ago
I am curious as to what kind of mental gyrations one must engage to actually believe Biden did not legitimately win this election when there is grossly insufficient evidence for such a conclusion.

I believe that a tinfoil hat is needed for starters.

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.1.10  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @5.1.8    one week ago

It was a declaration of certainty.   That is not just wishful thinking but rather a claim that defies the evidence (and common sense) and the formal Constitutional process that has taken place (including dealing with 60+ lawsuits, numerous challenges, bullying, recounts, etc.).   It is an absurd declaration ... a complete credibility killer.   Why make such a self-damaging and truly stupid declaration at this point?  

Just too bizarre Gordy.  

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Gordy327
5.1.11  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.10    one week ago

Bizarre is putting it mildly.

 
 
 
TᵢG
6  TᵢG    one week ago

Sounds good.    Appropriate symbolism for a petulant child.

 
 
 
Gsquared
7  Gsquared    one week ago

It would be totally inappropriate for Trump to attend the inauguration.  He does not belong there or deserve to be there.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gsquared @7    one week ago

He didn't deserve it in 2016 either.

 
 
 
Gsquared
7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1    one week ago

I agree.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
8  Thrawn 31    one week ago

I would have said he isn't invited in the first place.

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     one week ago

Best thing that could happen. 

 
 
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