It should come as no surprise, but President Donald Trump is continuing down a path of “unsportsmanlike” conduct, announcing that he will not be in attendance at the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” he tweeted.
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
This decision makes Trump the first outgoing president to skip the inauguration of an incoming administration in more than 150 years.
The president is, according to sources from within the White House, sullenly watching as some Republicans began to detach themselves from him, and several of his own cabinet members have resigned, embarrassed of the assault on the U.S. Capitol encouraged by the commander-in-chief.
At his bidding to “storm Capitol Hill,” thousands of Trump supporters swarmed the building, scaled walls and rushed inside, forcing the cancelation of the Electoral College solidifying Joe Biden’s win, and things became chaotic and deadly from there.
The Trump supporters ransacked offices, destroying federal property, and took photos and selfies of themselves causing destruction.
Video released shows Trump, his son, and several members of his staff dancing and smiling to the song “Gloria,” by Laura Branigan, right before he went out and gave the order for his supporters to engage in mayhem.
Music may have the right to children but Donald Trump does not have the right to Gloria https://t.co/zSavCmaLZH
— margie sarsfield (@nightchemicals) January 7, 2021
One female Trump supporter was shot and killed by Capitol police, and four others – including a Capitol police officer, died from injuries sustained during the riot.
After the deadly riots, Trump told his supporters that he “loved them” and told them to go home for the evening.
Later, Trump reluctantly denounced the same supporters who followed his orders.
Many political leaders are now calling for Trump to be removed from his final days in office through either the 25th Amendment, or impeachment.
Many fear what the president – who some agree is on a maddening downward spiral – will do next.