History of US inauguration dramas, snubs and sore losers

Outgoing US President Donald Trump will be far from the first to boycott his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday – but his absence will be the first since 1869.In fact, many past inaugurations were conducted in a febrile atmosphere, with so…

Outgoing US President Donald Trump will be far from the first to boycott his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday – but his absence will be the first since 1869.In fact, many past inaugurations were conducted in a febrile atmosphere, with some turning to high drama:The boycottersIn 1801 the second US president John Adams snubbed his successor Thomas Jefferson, leaving the White House at dawn after calling his former vice-president as “a mean-spirited, low-lived son of a half-breed…

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