Ivanka Trump had plans to attend Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20 – much to the chagrin of her father, according to a White House insider – to save her burgeoning political career as the White House continues to tumble and be dubbed a circus becomes steroids.
"Ivanka is concerned that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she is doing everything possible to save her reputation," the source said.
But President Trump was in the arms over Ivanka's decision.
"He said it was an insult that she even wants to deal with the crooks who are trying to bring him down," the insider says, adding that Trump said the family must stand together and build a unified front.
"The president told his daughter that her presence at the inauguration would cost her thousands of followers and would be the worst decision she could ever make," they say.
Ivanka was convinced that by attending Biden's inauguration, she "will be a good sport and attract future supporters," the source says.
She said she must protect her own political aspirations and will not mess everything up by participating in her father's 2024 campaign, due to take place the same day. She leaves that to her father and Don Jr. & # 39;
Another White House source has denied attending the inauguration.
Ivanka Trump is concerned that her "promising political career is in jeopardy" and is "doing everything possible to save her reputation," DailyMail.com reveals
Ivanka Trump had planned to attend Joe Biden's inauguration on DailyMail.com on Jan. 20. President Trump was embraced by Ivanka's decision and called it the "worst decision she could ever make".
Donald Trump made it clear in a tweet last week that he would not be attending Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration – before his social media accounts were finally banned
This is because the demand on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office has increased.
Starting Monday, House Democrats officially unveiled articles indicting Trump, accusing him of "inciting insurrection".
And tensions remain high in the final days of Trump's presidency as, according to our source, the White House has been "labeled a circus over steroids, with Trump's children desperately vying for control and staff running on needles."
"Don Jr. and Ivanka are having a conversation, which is nothing new, just escalated to the nth degree," they say.
The source adds that Ivanka wanted to attend the initiation because she "wants to be her father's voice and she owes it to the people".
Donald Trump made it clear that he would not attend Biden's inauguration on January 20 in a tweet last week – before his social media accounts were finally banned.
"For everyone who asked, I will not go to the inauguration on January 20th," he said on Friday.
The last president not to attend his successor's swearing-in ceremony was President Andrew Johnson in 1869 – who had also been indicted. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams have berated their successors as well.
Tensions have risen in the final days of Trump's presidency as, according to our source, the White House has been called "a circus about steroids, with Trump's children desperately vying for control and staff running on needles and needles".
Ivanka Trump defied her father's invitation to leave the Capitol, calling the violent protesters "American patriots" before deleting her tweet, writing, "Violence is unacceptable and must be strongly condemned."
Trump supporters attempt to break a police cordon near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were publicly shamed by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss when she attacked them for refusing to accept Donald Trump's loss
And while Ivanka is trying to save the face, she came under fire on Wednesday for calling the violent MAGA protesters making their way into the Capitol as "American patriots" in a tweet that has now been deleted.
Protesters stormed the Capitol just moments after President Trump urged them to march on Congress at the Save America rally in Washington DC.
The Capitol Police were seen with guns drawn and aimed at the barricaded door of the US House Chamber when the MAGA mob smashed the glass in the front doors to get in. Other Trump supporters sat in the Senate Chamber and in the offices of members of Congress.
But despite the fact that a woman was shot dead and several others killed during the violent clash between police officers and protesters, the president's daughter resisted his supporters to leave the building.
She tweeted: & # 39; American Patriots – any security breach or disregard of our law enforcement agencies is unacceptable.
& # 39; The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful. & # 39;
She later deleted the tweet when outraged supporters asked if they believed the attackers were "patriots," adding, "Peaceful protest is patriotic." Violence is unacceptable and must be strongly condemned. "
A few hours later, supermodel Karlie Kloss, married to Josh Kushner, younger brother of Ivanka's husband Jared, tweeted: “It is patriotic to accept the results of a legitimate democratic election. Refusing to encourage violence is anti-American. & # 39;
Ivanka is said to have been "surprised and hurt" by Kloss' comments.
Melania Trump broke her silence over the mob attack on the Capitol last week, saying she "absolutely" condemns the violence instigated by her husband
The First Lady made a 600-word statement titled Our Path Forward, which was posted on the White House website early Monday
Meanwhile, Melania Trump broke her silence on Monday over the mob attack on the Capitol last week. She utterly condemned the violence instigated by her husband and called for a "cure" as the couple prepare to leave office.
Five days after the attack, which resulted in five deaths, the first lady released a statement acknowledging the deaths of her husband's supporters prior to the deaths of two Capitol police officers.
My heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and the Capitol Police, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for the comfort and strength of their families during this difficult time, ”she wrote.
But in her 600-word essay published by the White House, she quickly turned on the situation and slammed the "violent gossip, unwarranted personal assaults and false misleading allegations against me" – a reference to reports in which she was the White House conducted a photo shoot during the MAGA mob scene.
“I find it shameful that there has been heavy gossip, unwarranted personal attacks and false misleading allegations against me in connection with these tragic events – from people who want to be relevant and have an agenda. At this time it is all about healing our country and its people. It should not be used for personal gain, ”she wrote in the message titled Our Way Forward.
The essay is full of spelling mistakes (Babbit's name was misspelled – it's Babbitt) and grammatical errors.
Melania Trump Statement on Capitol Riots
First Lady Melania Trump: Our Way Forward
Like all of you, I have thought about the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept our beautiful land. All nations have seen loved ones loss, economic pain, and the ill effects of isolation.
As your first lady, it was inspiring to see firsthand what the people of our great nation will do for one another, especially when we are most vulnerable.
In almost every experience I have had, I have taken home many stories from individuals in my heart.
Lastly, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and the Capitol Police, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for the comfort and strength of their families during this difficult time.
I am disappointed and discouraged with what happened last week. I find it shameful that there has been violent gossip, unjustified personal attacks and false misleading allegations against me – from people who want to be relevant and have an agenda – related to these tragic events. At this time it is all about healing our country and its people. It should not be used for personal gain.
Our nation needs to heal in a civil way. Make no mistake, I absolutely condemn the violence that has taken place on our nation's Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.
As an American, I take pride in our freedom to express our views without persecution. It is one of the most important ideals on which America is fundamentally built. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect this right. With that in mind, I would like to urge the citizens of this country to take a moment to pause and look at things from all angles.
I beg people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on a person's skin color, or use different political ideologies as the basis for aggression and malice. We need to listen to each other, focus on what unites us and rise above what divides us.
It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and excitement for voting in elections, but we must not allow that passion to turn into violence. Our way forward is to come together, find our similarities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.
The strength and character of our country has shown itself in the communities hit by natural disasters and in this terrible pandemic that struck us all. The common thread running through all of these challenging situations is the unwavering determination of Americans to help one another. Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country.
As I said last summer, at those crucial moments, we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through empathy, strength and determination we have restored the promise of our future. Each of you is the backbone of this land. They are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is and who have an incredible responsibility to prepare our future generations to leave everything better than they found it.
It has been an honor of my life to serve as your first lady. I want to thank the millions of Americans who have supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and have shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to all of you that I was able to serve you on platforms that are dear to me.
Most of all, I ask for healing, grace, understanding and peace for our great nation.
Let us remember every day that we are one nation under God. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.
With best regards,
Bush agrees to lay a wreath next to Biden, Obama and Bill Clinton after Joe swore in "America United" as part of the inaugural theme that will highlight Trump's isolation
Joe Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery shortly after taking the oath of office. Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama join him in a demonstration of unity.
He told reporters on Monday in Wilmington that he was not worried about an outdoor swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20 following last week's Capitol Hill riot that saw a pro-Trump mob flood the inaugural bleachers .
"I'm not afraid to take the oath outside," Biden said.
After being sworn in and a military passport and review at the Capitol, Biden will head to Arlington Cemetery with most of his predecessors in the Oval Office.
Jill Biden will be in attendance, as will Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, new Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff – part of Biden's "America United" theme.
It will be one of Biden's first acts as president in a demonstration of non-partisanship.
But it will also show the increasing isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump, who said last week he would not attend his successor's swearing-in ceremony – a decision Biden agreed to.
Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington on Biden's inauguration day – the two can be seen above at a Memorial Day ceremony
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be non-partisan along with Biden and will present the inaugural theme of America United.
Former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton will also be in attendance
The Presidents and First Ladies will come together for a token of unity at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery
Trump announced on Friday that it will be a housewarming ceremony for Biden, a break with historical tradition.
The laying of the wreath also underlines the increasing isolation of the outgoing President Donald Trump
"For everyone who asked, I will not go to the inauguration on January 20th," he said. He is expected to leave Washington DC early.
Biden stated that he was glad Trump wasn't there.
“One of the few things he and I ever agreed on. It's good he doesn't show up, ”he said. He noted that Vice President Mike Pence, who is expected to attend, is welcome.
The last President not to attend his successor's swearing in was President Andrew Johnson in 1869 – who had also been indicted. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams have berated their successors as well.
Shortly after Trump announced the nudge, Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton, announced that they would be attending. George W. Bush and his wife Laura had already confirmed that they would attend. Jimmy Carter, 96) and Ms. Roslynn, 93) will be absent, the first inauguration they have missed since 1977 while trying to protect themselves from COVID.
Biden's inauguration committee announced the new details of the upcoming ceremony and events related to the transfer of power on Monday.
The team shows ways in which people can be involved even if they are planning a scaled-down event. They asked supporters to stay home and celebrate because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The day will also feature a "flag field" in the National Mall that will consist of approximately 191,500 US flags of various sizes, including flags representing each state and territory, and 56 pillars of light.
The display shows the people who cannot travel to Washington DC for the inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals can sponsor a flag through the Inauguration Committee.
However, the effects of Wednesday's attack are already being felt as the city increases its security presence ahead of the January 20th swearing in.
The National Park Service announced that it will suspend viewing of the Washington Monument, a major tourist attraction, until January 24 due to security concerns due to threats to disrupt the inauguration.
Meanwhile, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asked for extra security on Monday, nine days before the 46th President of Biden.
Bowser also urged the Home Secretary to "cancel all permits for public meetings in the District of Columbia and deny requests for public meetings between January 11th and 24th" in order to avoid a situation other than Wednesday when an unruly mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
She also asked all Americans to stay away from the event. She had already extended the city at 6 p.m. Curfew until the day of inauguration.
Their words come as Capitol Hill further closes off with a seven-foot anti-climbing fence encircling the area where Biden will take the oath of office.
More National Guard units have also arrived at the Capitol after additional security precautions were taken following the MAGA riot on Wednesday that killed five people. More than 6,000 members of the National Guard have been deployed and up to 13,000 guardsmen could be available for the January 20th ceremony.
There is also an internal position in standby mode if needed. However, organizers vow that the swearing-in ceremony will take place on the western front of the Capitol, where stalls will be built and seating will be arranged.
A seven foot high anti-climbing fence now encircles the Capitol as part of heightened security measures
Members of the US National Guard walk between the pillars of the crypt under the Rotunda Days of the US Capitol – more than 6,000 members of the National Guard have already been deployed to provide additional security
Members of the New York National Guard form on the Eastern Front of the Capitol
On Wednesday, the pro-Trump mob rose to the podium where Biden will take the oath
Biden himself said he wasn't worried about his day of swearing in.
"I'm not worried about my safety or the initiation," he said last week.
Pro-Trump insurgents swarmed over the grandstands on the Capitol's western front for the upcoming ceremony.
They climbed to the dais where Biden and Harris will take the oath of office. They waved flags from the booth built for television cameras to record the vows.
And they sat at the same stands, almost every member of Congress, three former presidents and members of the Supreme Court will be seated.
However, the construction area was only marginally damaged as only some of the plastic sheeting covering the stands was torn.
A pro-Trump mob stormed the inauguration booths outside the Capitol building in the same area where the inauguration ceremony will take place last week
The mob climbed the booth built for television cameras to record Biden's inauguration
Inaugurations are classified as a national special security event that includes an enclosed airspace and massive police and military presence. Several federal authorities are involved in the planning.
The Secret Service is the agency responsible for the event.
"For well over a year, the US secret service has been working tirelessly with our NSSE partners to anticipate and prepare all possible contingencies at all levels to ensure a safe inauguration day," the agency said in a recent statement .
Biden had already planned a reduced event due to the pandemic and his team has encouraged fans to stay home. The National Mall is usually packed with supporters watching their candidate become president.
Workers have broken up booths built around the White House for the dedication parade, which will now be a virtual event.
Instead, Joe and Jill Biden will attend along with Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff a socially distant pass in review on the west side of the Capitol. These are military traditions in which Biden will review the readiness of the military.
Biden will also have a traditional presidential escort with representatives from all branches of the military from 15th Street in Washington to the White House.
This, according to the President's inaugural committee, will also be socially distant and "provide the American people and the world with historical images of the President-elect going to the White House without attracting large crowds."
Additionally, Capitol Hill lawmakers canceled the traditional inauguration day lunch for the new president, saving Biden an overcrowded Capitol Hill seat after taking the oath of office.
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