Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions
Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions Many of the longstanding traditions that typically take place on Inauguration Day were missing from Wednesday's transfer of power. Former President Trump chose not to meet with President Biden face to face, instead hosting his own farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. Andy Card, former White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the symbolism associated with the inaugural ceremony.cbsnews.com
WATCH: Tom Hanks hosts TV special marking President Joe Biden’s inauguration
Actor Tom Hanks is set to host a prime-time TV special on Wednesday starting at 8:30 p.m. to mark President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Actor Tom Hanks is set to host a prime-time TV special on Wednesday starting at 8:30 p.m. to mark President Joe Biden’s inauguration. WATCH HERE:The special will feature remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris and performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Demi Lovato.
9 important people who weren’t at President Joe Biden’s inauguration
President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. We saw many recognizable faces Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but there were many people -- some quite notable -- who were not in attendance. President Donald Trump: He announced on Twitter ahead of the inauguration that he would not be attending, and he stuck to his word. He’s the first outgoing president who chose not to attend the ceremony since President Andrew Johnson’s refusal in 1869. Sen. Marco Rubio: Rubio conveyed he would be hard at work instead.
WATCH: President Biden, former presidents lay wreath in Arlington National Cemetery
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The two were joined by the Obamas, the Bushes and the Clintons to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend Biden’s inauguration, instead traveling to Florida. Trump’s refusal marks only the fourth time in history an outgoing U.S. president has not attended the next leader’s swearing-in ceremony.
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration After four tumultuous years under President Trump, America will have a new commander in chief. Mr. Trump will not be attending the Inauguration ceremony for incoming President Joe Biden. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, discusses this and more on CBSN AM.cbsnews.com
Perfect tranquility: Some resonating words from the first inauguration
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)Things have changed quite a bit since the first presidential inauguration in 1789. Illustration of American general and politician George Washington (1732 - 1799) receiving the news of his election as the first American president, 1789. While emphasizing the public good, Washington addressed the need for a strong Constitution and Bill of Rights. He also said he would be declining pay beyond what the public good thought was required.
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats Inauguration events have been scaled back and security has been ratcheted up with tens of thousands of National Guard troops on hand. Ed O'Keefe reports.cbsnews.com
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration Senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and former national security director Douglas Ollivant joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what security threats the government is watching out for ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration.cbsnews.com
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come As Washington, D.C., prepares for the upcoming Inauguration, the FBI warns last week's attack on the Capitol could be just the beginning. Jeff Pegues reports on the city's latest preparations.cbsnews.com
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration Inauguration security plans in Washington, D.C. are under scrutiny after last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol building. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Boston Globe deputy Washington bureau chief Liz Goodwin join CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss what authorities are preparing for.cbsnews.com
President Trump announces he won’t attend Biden’s inauguration
President Donald Trump says he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Jan. 20. He will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors inauguration. In a Friday tweet Trump said, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”Trump offered no clues for how he would spent his final hours in office. Biden will become president at noon regardless of Trump’s plans.