Scaramucci Doesn’t Think Donald Trump Would Attend Biden Inauguration
Campaigning and running for office is a long, grueling and emotionally draining process. Still, there is a tradition in this country that incumbents who lose the presidency do so gracefully. The goal in mind is to do what is best for the country going forward.
Presidents who have lost their reelection bid in recent history, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, were there for their predecessors. When Donald Trump loses, though, there are many questions about his willingness to follow tradition. Anthony Scaramucci, his former comms director says he doesn’t even expect Trump to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Scaramucci made the comments during a Friday night appearance on CNN. Chris Cuomo asked him, “Do you think if President Trump does not win this election, do you think he’ll go to the inauguration of Joe Biden?”
Everybody around him says no,” he replied. “Everybody says that he will not do that, and that he’s going to break every norm and he’s going to break every tradition. And he hasn’t gotten along with the past presidents. He didn’t go to John McCain’s funeral. He didn’t go to George Herbert Walker Bush’s funeral.”
Scaramucci continued, “If he is under criminal investigation in New York, and let’s surmise that he might be, and let’s presume that he’s innocent, because that’s our rule of law to do that — but I think it would be in his best interests to cooperate with everybody to see if he can disentangle himself from all these different things he’s around.”