Trump Skips Inauguration in Favor of Farewell Ceremony Attended by 200 Fans
January 20, 2021
Donald Trump snubbed Joe Biden, skipping the incoming president’s inauguration in favor of a campaign rally-style farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. Around 200 fans and family members were in attendance after the Trump administration reportedly scrambled to bring in a large crowd. Vice President Mike Pence instead attended Biden’s inauguration. There was a 21-gun salute, and plenty of the president’s favorite songs playing on the runway.