There’s nothing in the Constitution about an outgoing president attending his successor’s inauguration. It’s just one of those historical norms, a precedent which is usually – but not always – followed, to signify one of our great American traditions, the peaceful transfer of power. Donald Trump will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration and Donald Trump has done everything he can to ensure that the transfer of power is not peaceful, dignified or democratic. No one will miss Trump at all – I’m very pleased that he won’t be there. Mike Pence has said that he would go. Biden was asked about Pence’s intention to attend, and Biden said he was happy about it. There is zero historical precedent for the outgoing baby-whispering fascist daughter of a president to attend the inauguration though. But Ivanka Trump seems to think she’s invited, and she’s apparently started a fight with her daddy about it.
Ivanka Trump has decided that she will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, the 20th of January, according to new reporting by The Daily Mail. Unnamed sources familiar with the outgoing president’s eldest daughter and senior White House adviser told the British publication that “Ivanka is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she’s doing whatever she can to save her reputation.”
Ms. Trump believes that “being a good sport… will gain future supporters,” wrote The Daily Mail. “‘She said she has to protect her own political aspirations and isn’t about to muck it all up by attending her dad’s 2024 campaign kick-off which is set for the same day. She’s leaving that for her dad and Don Jr.”
Ms. Trump “said she has to protect her own political aspirations and isn’t about to muck it all up by attending her dad’s 2024 campaign kick-off which is set for the same day. She’s leaving that for her dad and Don Jr.,” the paper stated, noting that “Don Jr. and Ivanka talk over each other, which is nothing new, just escalated to the nth degree.” Ms. Trump, the outlet added, ‘wants to be [her father’s] voice and they owe it to the people.”
President Donald Trump, meanwhile, is reportedly furious because he views Ms. Trump’s presence at Biden’s swearing-in as a dig at him personally. Sources said that the historically unpopular lame-duck president warned Ms. Trump that her attendance will ultimately backfire.
“He said it’s an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down,” The Daily Mail said. “The president told his daughter that her presence at the inauguration will cost her thousands of supporters and would be the worst decision she could ever make.”
If Ivanka does attend the inauguration, the only silver lining is that the FBI could arrest her right there for her part in inciting the terrorist attack full of murderous “American patriots” as she called them. Ivanka is desperate to A) save her own skin, B) somehow retain her father’s unhinged terrorist base, C) get attention and D) not be charged with any crimes. I have no idea how or why she believes attending the Biden inauguration would help with any of that though. Besides, I doubt the Biden people will save an invitation for her, so this whole thing is moot.
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