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Politics The Trumps, Jimmy Carter: Who is not attending Biden's inauguration

16:30  20 january  2021
16:30  20 january  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Trump not going to Biden inauguration , the president announces two days after stoking deadly U. S . Capitol riot. Trump is not the first outgoing president to skip the inauguration of his successor. Former President Jimmy Carter will not attend due to Covid and health conditions, according to a

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WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration will look different than those in years past, particularly when it comes to who will not be in attendance.

Presidential inaugurations typically are attended by hundreds of dignitaries – including former presidents, Supreme Court justices and members of Congress – while hundreds of thousands of spectators spill out across the National Mall to witness the ceremonies.

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Instead, in lieu of massive crowds, a public art exhibition was erected on the National Mall to represent the American people who are unable to travel to the capitol for the inauguration.

In addition to the public, several prominent people, including some lawmakers, have announced they will not attend because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now killed more than 400,000 people nationally, or because of security concerns following a breach on the Capitol building two weeks ago.

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Those who will not be there for the swearing in of the 46th President include two of Biden's predecessors: Presidents Donald Trump and Jimmy Carter, though they will not attend for different reasons.

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he would not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden , putting to rest any lingering questions about whether "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," Trump tweeted. Biden , speaking to reporters in

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden ’ s inauguration . The elder Bush was the lone former president at the time who did not attend Trump ’ s inauguration . The Carters did travel to Washington for the elder Bush’s

Many of the Republicans who objected to Biden's electoral college win will attend the inauguration. USA TODAY has reached out to several who have not publicly stated whether or not they will be in attendance.

A few Democratic figures who support Biden, like Carter, will attend virtually.

Here is a running-list of who is not attending on Wednesday:

President Donald Trump and family

Trump officially announced he would not attend the swearing in ceremony of his successor.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th,” Trump posted to his now-banned Twitter account.

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Trump’s decision to skip Biden’s swearing-in ceremony comes after weeks of him refusing to acknowledge that Biden had defeated him in the Nov. 3 election.

By skipping Biden's inauguration, Trump will break from White House tradition, but won't make history, when he misses the ceremonial peaceful transfer of power.

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Biden ’ s administration is among the most diverse in US history, interpreted by many as a forceful rebuke to the white male dominance of the Trump era. Jimmy Carter , at 96 the oldest living former president, and the former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not be present but have sent their “best

Trump , who during the campaign implied that Biden was both senile and a criminal, has made no such invitations. Nancy Mace ( S .C.) said on the call she' s "disappointed" that "QAnon conspiracy theorists" are not only leading the party, but also led the objections after members of Congress had to walk by a

Trump will become the first outgoing president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869 when President Andrew Johnson stayed in the White House as Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in as the 18th president.

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Other members of the Trump family are also expected not to attend, like daughter and Senior Adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump.

Trump will instead hold a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, the usual jumping-off point for Air Force One, in Maryland just outside Washington before his departure from the capital city, sources say.

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President Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter, who is the oldest living president at 96, announced that he will not attend. This is the first inauguration he has missed since his own, in 1977.

The Carters “have sent their best wishes to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and look forward to a successful administration,” said a spokeswoman for the Carter Center.

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Carter has been extremely supportive of Biden in the past, but has stayed close to his home in Georgia during the pandemic, and since a series of falls in 2019.

The last time he traveled to D.C. for an official event was for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush in 2018, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis

Republican North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis announced he will not be attending Wednesday’s inauguration as he is recovering from recent foot surgery.

“Today, I informed the incoming Biden administration that I regrettably won’t be able to attend President-elect Biden’s inauguration because of my recovery from a recent foot surgery,” Tillis said. “Our nation faces many unprecedented challenges, and I look forward to finding common ground with President Biden on areas where we may agree, and vigorously—but always respectfully—opposing policies where we do not.”

Georgia Rep. Majorie Greene

Freshman GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for the baseless and wide-ranging QAnon conspiracy theory, will not be attending, a spokesperson told USA TODAY Tuesday night.

The spokesperson said that she's declining the invitation  "primarily due to security concerns."

Ohio Sen. Sharrod Brown

Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, won't be attending Biden's inauguration in-person, citing coronavirus concerns.

His office told USA TODAY Tuesday he will be attending virtually as "President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have urged Americans to do to stop the spread of COVID-19."

"He looks forward to watching this historic event online and working with the Biden-Harris administration on Day 1 to put workers at the center of this economic recovery"

Contributing: Nicholas Wu, Christal Hayes, Jeanine Santucci USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: The Trumps, Jimmy Carter: Who is not attending Biden's inauguration

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