Trump to Skip Biden Inauguration; 4th President to Do So

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January 11, 2021

One of those who will not be in attendance for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States is his predecessor, Donald Trump. The Republican announced that he would not attend, becoming the fourth U.S. President to boycott the inauguration of his successor.

The other three were these:

Two other Presidents did not attend the inauguration of their successors, though historians have not classified those events as boycotts. Martin van Buren, who lost his re-election bid to William Henry Harrison in 1840, did not attend the latter's inauguration ceremony; however, historians, have no evidence that he did so out of spite. In 1921, the inauguration of Warren G. Harding went ahead without the presence of his predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, who was ill.

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