Skipping the successor’s inauguration

  • Looking to the Past
    Looking to the Past
  When President Donald Trump announced he would not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration, numerous sources claimed his decision was unprecedented. In fact, four previous presidents skipped the inaugurations of their successors. The first was our second president, John Adams. He left Washington in the dead of night to avoid the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson.     Adams and Jefferson had been the…

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