Donald Trump will be one of the few presidents who boycotted the inauguration ceremony of his successor.
He will thus join the company of nineteenth-century presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Johnson.
Moreover, there has been no ceremonial event announced in which Trump, as the leaving president, would invite President-elect Joe Biden and his wife to the White House.
President Trump has not even made a call to Biden and seemingly does not plan to do so.
Pence will attend the ceremony
Unlike Trump, Vice President Mike Pence announced that he would attend the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden.
He also congratulated his successor Kamala Harris on the election victory and offered full cooperation in the transition of power.
On Biden’s Inauguration Day, Donald Trump will likely head out to his resort Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2019, as a result of the pressure he received from the New York City officials, Trump switched his legal residency to Florida.
Judging by the support he received in Florida in the latest general election, it seems likely that his presence will be much more welcome in the southern U.S. state.
It is also possible that some of Trump’s associates will join him.
What’s next for Trump?
Trump has stated recently that, even though he has a deep affection for the people of New York, the treatment he received from political leaders of both New York City and the state has forced him to change his location.
What also sparks a lot of public interest, but is completely uncertain at this point, is what the future holds for President Trump.
There were some speculations that he considers running for the presidency in 2024, but these largely “evaporated”in the wake of recent Capitol events.
There are also rumors that Trump may launch his own social media platform as a response to the recent bans he received on platforms such as Twitter.
However, no matter what he decides, his political and media opponents will probably do everything in their power to stop him.