In a custom-defying move, Donald Trump has just announced that he will not be attending Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration ceremony.
Keep scrolling to hear what he had to say…
As the plans for Biden’s presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated to worrying levels.
Pro-Trumpers have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with their chants of “stop the steal!”
And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference late last night.
However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear.
“One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds,” Contee said, “which resulted in their deaths.”
And many even more so by President Trump’s response.
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down, but these calls fell on deaf ears.
Where he simply reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side”, and to “remain peaceful.”
“Go home, we love you, you’re very special.”
The president spoke at a rally in Washington shortly before the violence ensued where, according to some, he actually encouraged his supporters to storm the Capitol.
Before reminding the crowd:
“Just remember this: you’re stronger, you’re smarter, you’ve got more going than anybody. And they try and demean everybody having to do with us, and you’re the real people. You’re the people that built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down our nation.”
“You have to get your people to fight. And if they don’t fight we have to primary the hell out of the ones that don’t fight… Together, we are determined to defend and preserve the government of the people, by the people, and for the people… We fight. We fight like hell.”
Trump had also stressed this need to “fight” a couple of days earlier when he told supporters at a Georgia rally that they were going to have to “fight like hell” in order to stop Biden from “taking this White House.”
In the last hour, Trump has confirmed that he will not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on January 20th.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
He will be only the fourth president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor.
This is a developing story, make sure to stay posted for further updates.