Donald Trump outraged over Ivanka's decision to attend Biden's inauguration, says it's 'an insult'
Ivanka was convinced that by making the move, she'd come across as 'being a good sport and will gain future supporters,' the source said
With the countdown already begun for Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, White House insiders said Ivanka Trump is planning to attend the ceremony in a bid to save her political career. Multiple reports state that she is worried about a promising political career sliding into jeopardy. "She's doing whatever she can to save her reputation," one source said. On the other end, her father, Donald Trump was unhappy about her decision.
A Daily Mail report read Trump considered the plan as an insult. 'He said it's an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down,' according to the insider, adding that Trump said the family must show a united front. The article added Ivanka was convinced that by making the move, she'd come across as "being a good sport and will gain future supporters," the source said. "She said she has to protect her own political aspirations and isn't about to muck it all up by attending her dad's 2024 campaign kick-off which is set for the same day. She's leaving that for her dad and Don Jr."
However, there appears to be another side to this story as another source denied Ivanka had any such plans. Earlier, Trump had taken to Twitter stating he would not attend Biden's inauguration. This means breaking a longstanding precedent dating back to 1869. The handing over of power from one President to another is considered one of the most important traditions in America. As of last week, his social media accounts were suspended permanently.
Only three outgoing US presidents in history have skipped their successor's inauguration. John Adams in 1801, his son John Quincy Adams in 1829, and Andrew Johnson in 1869. This development comes after increasing calls asking Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment. On Monday, House Democrats had formally unveiled articles to impeach Trump charging him with "incitement of insurrection."
The news also saw netizens sharing their two cents on Twitter. "hope @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris tell @IvankaTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @EricTrump & their families that they ARE NOT WELCOME TO ATTEND THE INAUGURATION!!!" read one of the comments. This was seconded by another, who wrote: "@jrpsaki please don’t allow complicit monsters @IvankaTrump and Jared Kushner to attend the inauguration. The Trump dynasty must end on 1/20/2021."
Mockery wasn't far away. "I can't decide what's funnier: That @IvankaTrump thinks she's invited to #46's Inauguration OR thinks she has a promising political career!!! Who's gonna tell her? #IvankaTrump". "Oh she can disrespect the inauguration like she did Sen. John McCain funeral! @IvankaTrump just like Daddy she wants to force herself on others!" read one of the tweets.
I can't decide what's funnier: That @IvankaTrump thinks she's invited to #46's Inauguration OR thinks she has a promising political career!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Mariella Morales (@CubanGirlNJ) January 12, 2021
Who's gonna tell her? 🤣🤣🤣 #IvankaTrump https://t.co/8Iq1jAYFFP
Oh she can disrespect the inauguration like she did Sen. John McCain funeral! @IvankaTrump just like Daddy she wants to force herself on others!— Richard A. Sands (@SONOFJFK) January 12, 2021
The same Daily Mail report also termed the White House as a "circus on steroids" even as his Presidency days draw to a close while his children are looking for control. The sources have detailed out the reasoning behind Ivanka's plans.
Even as Ivanka plans to make sure her political careers are not derailed, she came under flak last week for describing the violent MAGA protesters storming their way into the Capitol as "American Patriots" in a tweet that was later deleted. These riots took place on January 6 after Trump urged them to march on congress. The protest saw the deaths and also the resignations of Trump's staffers.