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Donald Trump Has Left The White House Ahead Of Joe Biden Inauguration

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Donald Trump Has Left The White House Ahead Of Joe Biden Inauguration

Donald Trump has left the White House, with his four-year term as US President in its final hours.

Trump - who has repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims that the November election was rigged - has refused to concede and will become the fourth president not to attend his successor's inauguration.

In his final tweet before he was permanently suspended, Trump said: "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."

Trump has left the White House. Credit: PA
Trump has left the White House. Credit: PA
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He is now heading to Florida on Air Force One.

As well as flouting a number of traditions during the transition period, Trump has also made history by becoming the only president to be impeached twice.

A majority at the US House of Representatives voted took to impeach him on 13 January for 'inciting an insurrection', following the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters the week before.

Part of the article of impeachment reads: "Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States...

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"Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office."

Trump is facing a second impeachment. Credit: PA
Trump is facing a second impeachment. Credit: PA

If Trump is convicted, he could be barred from holding office again, ruling him out of a 2024 presidential bid and meaning he will now have left the White House for the last time.

Some feel this alone is insufficient, with mayor of San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo calling for him to be imprisoned.

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In a piece for NBC News, he said: "To deter the next unhinged narcissist from using the presidency to undermine the electoral process, a jury must convict Trump of his crimes.

"Trump previously suffered impeachment for deploying unlawful means to remain in power - using his office to leverage Ukraine to investigate then-Democratic opponent Joe Biden's family.

"That impeachment did not deter Trump from abusing his power again, nor should we believe that this one will deter anyone else. A criminal conviction will."

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Topics: US News, Donald Trump, Politics

Jake Massey
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