Trump is being lambasted for this decision, but it’s actually a very good decision for several reasons.
A whole lot of people have their panties in a bunch over President Trump saying he won’t attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 19. But really, this is all just a tempest in a teapot.
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
Is it the “breaking of norms”? Yeah, I guess. But attending the Inauguration is not exactly a necessary thing. Does it show that we can respect the will of the people? Sure, it does. But Trump has committed to a peaceful transition of power, let the man leave office without being mocked by the leftist media around the globe. Because that’s precisely what would happen if he attended.
Let’s be real for a second — Donald J. Trump is a polarizing figure. That’s partly the Media (D)’s fault for their intense and fervent bias against him, but that’s the reality that has been created. They called him racist, sexist, xenophobic, and that he’s a neo-Nazi Klansman-sympathizer and “literally Hitler.” Any small misstep would be amplified exponentially.
How is the Media (D) that is completely obsessed reporting this?
It’s another “breaking of norms” according to NBC News.
JUST IN: Breaking with long-standing tradition, President Trump says he will not attend President-elect Biden’s Inauguration.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 8, 2021
And, of course, the Pee-Pee Tape Truthers weigh in.
Trump will be the first president in over 150 years to skip his successor’s inauguration. https://t.co/OYrAo0lP2K
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 8, 2021
CBS was a bit more accurate… but just a bit. The framing is still pretty obvious.
Trump will be first president in 152 years to skip his successor’s inauguration https://t.co/VvrcKdz4Pd
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2021
Daily Mail U.S. calls it a “snub.”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 8, 2021
HuffPo admits the truth.
The news wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Twitter users appreciated the opportunity for the snark. https://t.co/aNnCm3Dtm5
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) January 8, 2021
New York Times contributor, Paul Krugman, who is wrong on literally every single thing, is very worried that what President Trump might do in the next few days, or that he might sabotage the Inauguration itself.
“If you aren’t terrified about what Trump might do between now and Inauguration Day, you haven’t been paying attention. And I can’t be the only person worried about what will happen during the inauguration itself,” writes @PaulKrugman. https://t.co/6NzRwVPAe5
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) January 8, 2021
This is a fantasy. This is classic Trump Derangement Syndrome™.
Speaking of TDS, a hairstylist for Queer Eye has left the foil on his head a little too long. Check out this conspiracy theory that is permitted to stay up on Twitter with no flag on it.
That is absolute crazy talk! Who has been the one calling for an end to rioting and unrest for months while Democrat lawmakers egged it on and bailed out agitators?
It’s not just the U.S. media jumping on this opportunity to bash President Trump.
“It only ever happened 3 other times in history!” says the Canadian Government-run Media.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he will not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20th. Only 3 outgoing presidents have not attended the inauguration of their successor: John Adams in 1801, John Quincy Adams in 1829 and Andrew Johnson in 1869.
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 8, 2021
The lefty Canucks are eating this up, by the way. Here’s another Canadian reporter.
First US President in 152 years to snub his successor.
— Omar Sachedina (@omarsachedina) January 8, 2021
It’s good to see that they’ve got no issues in their country to report on right now, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, as the left rages, it’s important to note that there were a number of Democrats who refused to attend Trump’s Inauguration in 2016.
In January 2017, about 70 House Democrats boycotted the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 8, 2021
Back to the issue at hand, though.
Attending Biden’s Inauguration is a lose-lose scenario for Trump. The Media(D) is totally obsessed with him (which has been pretty clear for the past 5 years) and if he attends, all eyes would be on him instead of the incoming President. It’s actually a courteous thing to skip all the pomp and ceremony.
But I’m under no illusion that President Trump’s motives are at all altruistic here.
He, like millions of his supporters, believe that this election was stolen through shenanigans by the states to undermine the integrity of the election and dismissing any concerns as baseless conspiracy theories. There’s some real, deep hurt there. The man got in excess of 10 million votes more than he had in 2016 with the 24/7 anti-Trump media working in conjunction with Big Tech to vilify him. But somehow, Joe Biden, who failed to become the nominee twice before, lies constantly, and is an absolute joke who hid in his basement for months at a time, didn’t answer questions, and had his son exposed as a corrupt grifter profiting on his father’s name, had a record-breaking number of votes that made Obama’s record-breaking number look like it was J.V. It’s really quite a helluva thing that happened during Election Season!
Let’s also be real for a second — all of the cameras would be fixated on President Trump and any hint of displeasure would be meme-fodder and made viral by the Trump-hating mob… because that is apparently just fine and not divisive. (Spoiler Alert: It is, though.)
I’m apparently not the only one who thought this.
President Trump will not attend the inauguration of Joe Biden and that is the correct call. If he did attend, Mr. Trump would draw attention away from the new President and the traditional event. Mr. Trump should, however, issue a gracious statement of congratulations.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) January 8, 2021
O’Reilly is right, the President should meet with Biden to at least quell the complaint about him refusing to concede and allow a “peaceful transition of power” that the left is suddenly so desperate for.
Nevertheless, the Media(D) will hate on him just the same no matter what he does. They will always find something to criticize.
That’s why all of this doesn’t really matter. I wish it were otherwise because the ceremony is a nice visual for the country. But the Left has made any disagreement with their policies nigh-unto criminal and has poured poison into our political debate. It wasn’t Trump that made politics toxic, it’s been that way for a long time. The Media(D) is just using him as a scapegoat for their partisan hackery that has been going on for decades.