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Ivanka Trump planned ‘to attend Biden inauguration’ against Donald’s wishes

Ivanka Trump is planning to attend Joe Biden‘s inauguration on January 20 – much to her father’s chagrin – and is scrambling to save her aspiring political career as the White House plunges further into chaos and is being dubbed a ‘circus on steroids’ by insiders.

‘Ivanka is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she’s doing whatever she can to save her reputation,’ a White House insider tells DailyMail.com.

But President Trump is up in arms about Ivanka’s decision.

‘He said it’s an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down,’ says the insider, adding that Trump said the family must stand together and put on a united front. 

‘The president told his daughter that her presence at the inauguration will cost her thousands of supporters and would be the worst decision she could ever make,’ they say.  

But Ivanka is convinced that by attending Biden’s inauguration she will come across as ‘being a good sport and will gain future supporters,’ the source says. 

‘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.’

Ivanka Trump is worried that her 'promising political career is in jeopardy' and is doing 'whatever she can to save her reputation,' DailyMail.com can reveal

Ivanka Trump is worried that her 'promising political career is in jeopardy' and is doing 'whatever she can to save her reputation,' DailyMail.com can reveal

Ivanka Trump is worried that her ‘promising political career is in jeopardy’ and is doing ‘whatever she can to save her reputation,’ DailyMail.com can reveal

Ivanka Trump intends to go against her father wishes and attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, DailyMail.com can reveal. President Trump is up in arms about Ivanka’s decision, calling it the ‘worst decision she could ever make’ 

Donald Trump made it clear he wouldn't be attending Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration in a tweet last week - before his social media accounts were permanently suspended

Donald Trump made it clear he wouldn't be attending Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration in a tweet last week - before his social media accounts were permanently suspended

Donald Trump made it clear he wouldn’t be attending Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration in a tweet last week – before his social media accounts were permanently suspended

This comes as calls for Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office have intensified. 

As of Monday, House Democrats formally unveiled articles to impeach Trump, charging him with ‘incitement of insurrection.’ 

And tensions remain high in the final days of Trump’s presidency, as our source says the White House has been ‘dubbed a circus on steroids with Trump’s kids desperately vying for control and staff members walking on pins and needles.’ 

‘Don Jr. and Ivanka talk over each other, which is nothing new, just escalated to the nth degree,’ they say. 

The source adds that Ivanka is looking to attend the inauguration because she ‘wants to be [her father’s] voice and they owe it to the people.’ 

Donald Trump made it clear he wouldn’t be attending Biden’s January 20 inauguration in a tweet last week – before his social media accounts were permanently suspended. 

‘To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,’ he said Friday. 

The last president not to attend his successor’s swearing-in was President Andrew Johnson in 1869 – who had also been impeached. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams snubbed their successors too.  

Tensions are high in the final days of Trump's presidency, as our source says the White House has been 'dubbed a circus on steroids with Trump's kids desperately vying for control and staff members walking on pins and needles'

Tensions are high in the final days of Trump's presidency, as our source says the White House has been 'dubbed a circus on steroids with Trump's kids desperately vying for control and staff members walking on pins and needles'

Tensions are high in the final days of Trump’s presidency, as our source says the White House has been ‘dubbed a circus on steroids with Trump’s kids desperately vying for control and staff members walking on pins and needles’

Ivanka Trump resisted telling her father's supporters to leave the Capitol, and called the violent protesters 'American patriots'

Ivanka Trump resisted telling her father's supporters to leave the Capitol, and called the violent protesters 'American patriots'

Ivanka Trump resisted telling her father’s supporters to leave the Capitol, and called the violent protesters ‘American patriots’ before deleting her tweet and writing ‘Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms’

She later deleted her tweet and wrote 'Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms'

She later deleted her tweet and wrote 'Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms'

Ivanka Trump resisted telling her father’s supporters to leave the Capitol, and called the violent protesters ‘American patriots’ before deleting her tweet and writing ‘Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms’

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier near the US Capitol on Wednesday

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier near the US Capitol on Wednesday

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier near the US Capitol on Wednesday

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been publicly shamed by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss as she hit out at them for refusing to accept Donald Trump's loss

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been publicly shamed by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss as she hit out at them for refusing to accept Donald Trump's loss

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been publicly shamed by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss as she hit out at them for refusing to accept Donald Trump’s loss

And while Ivanka is trying to save face, she came under fire on Wednesday for describing the violent MAGA protesters who smashed their way into the Capitol as ‘American Patriots’ in a now-deleted tweet.

Protesters stormed the Capitol just moments after President Trump urged them to ‘march on Congress’ at the ‘Save America’ rally in Washington DC. 

Capitol Police were seen with their guns drawn and aimed at the barricaded door of the US House chamber as the MAGA mob smashed the glass in the entrance doors in an attempt get inside. Other Trump supporters could be seen sitting in the Senate chamber and inside the offices of congress members.

But despite one woman being shot during the violent confrontation between cops and protesters and several others being killed, the President’s daughter resisted telling his supporters to leave the building.  

She tweeted: ‘American Patriots – any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. 

‘The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.’ 

She later deleted the tweet when outraged followers asked if she believed the attackers were ‘patriots’, adding ‘Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.’

A few hours later, supermodel Karlie Kloss, who is married to Josh Kushner, the younger brother of Ivanka’s husband Jared, tweeted, ‘Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.’ 

Ivanka is said to have been left ‘surprised and hurt’ by Kloss’ comments. 

Melania Trump broke her silence on last week's mob attack on the Capitol, saying she 'absolutely condemns the violence' incited by her husband

Melania Trump broke her silence on last week's mob attack on the Capitol, saying she 'absolutely condemns the violence' incited by her husband

Melania Trump broke her silence on last week’s mob attack on the Capitol, saying she ‘absolutely condemns the violence’ incited by her husband

The first lady issued a 600-word statement called Our Path Forward which was published on the White House website early on Monday

The first lady issued a 600-word statement called Our Path Forward which was published on the White House website early on Monday

The first lady issued a 600-word statement called Our Path Forward which was published on the White House website early on Monday 

Meanwhile, Melania Trump broke her silence Monday on last week’s mob attack on the Capitol, saying she ‘absolutely condemns the violence’ incited by her husband and calling for ‘healing’ as the couple prepares to leave office. 

Five days after the attacked that resulted in five deaths, the First Lady published a statement that acknowledged the deaths of her husband’s supporters before the deaths of two Capitol Police officers. 

‘My heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time,’ she wrote.

But in her 600-word essay published by the White House, she quickly turned the situation to herself, slamming the ‘salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me’ – a reference to reports she was conducting a photo shoot in the White House during the MAGA mob scene. 

‘I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain,’ she wrote in the message entitled Our Path Forward. 

The essay is filled with spelling errors (Babbit’s name was spelled wrong – it’s Babbitt) and grammar mistakes.  

Melania Trump Statement on Capitol Riots

First Lady Melania Trump: Our Path Forward

Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept across our beautiful country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation.

As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable.

With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart.

Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.

I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.

Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.

As an American, I am proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution. It is one of the paramount ideals which America is fundamentally built on. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect that right. With that in mind, I would like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.

I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.

It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.

Our country’s strength and character have revealed themselves in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters and throughout this terrible pandemic that has affected all of us. The common thread in all of these challenging situations is American’s unwavering resolve to help one another. Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country.

As I said over the summer, it is these defining moments that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through empathy, strength, and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future. Each of you are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is, and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything better than they found it.

It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady. I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.

Most importantly, I ask for healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation.

Every day let us remember that we are one Nation under God. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Melania Trump

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Bush agrees to lay a wreath alongside Biden, Obama and Bill Clinton after Joe’s swearing-in as part of ‘America United’ inauguration 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 he takes the oath of office with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama joining him in a show of unity.

He also told reporters in Wilmington on Monday that he’s not worried about having an outdoor swearing-in ceremony on January 20th in the wake of last week’s riot on Capitol Hill, where a pro-Trump mob swarmed the stands built for his inauguration.

‘I’m not afraid of taking the oath outside,’ Biden said.

After the swearing in and a military pass and review at the Capitol, Biden will head to Arlington Cemetery with most of his predecessors in the Oval Office.

Jill Biden will also be there as will Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff – part of Biden’s inauguration theme of ‘America United.’ 

It will be one of Biden’s first acts as president in a display of bipartisanship.

But it will also show the increased isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump, who said last week he would not attend his successor’s swearing-in – a decision Biden said he agreed with.

Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington on Biden's inauguration day - the two are seen above at a Memorial Day ceremony

Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington on Biden's inauguration day - the two are seen above at a Memorial Day ceremony

Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington on Biden’s inauguration day – the two are seen above at a Memorial Day ceremony

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will join Biden in a display of bipartisanship and to show case the inauguration theme of 'America United'

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will join Biden in a display of bipartisanship and to show case the inauguration theme of 'America United'

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will join Biden in a display of bipartisanship and to show case the inauguration theme of ‘America United’

Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and  Hillary Clinton will also be on hand

Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and  Hillary Clinton will also be on hand

Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and  Hillary Clinton will also be on hand

The presidents and first ladies will come together at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery in a show of unity

The presidents and first ladies will come together at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery in a show of unity

The presidents and first ladies will come together at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery in a show of unity 

Trump announced Friday that he will be a no-show Biden’s inauguration ceremony, a break with historical tradition.

The wreath laying also highlights the growing isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump

The wreath laying also highlights the growing isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump

The wreath laying also highlights the growing isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump

‘To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,’ he declared. He is expected to leave Washington D.C. ahead of time.

Biden indicated he was glad Trump wasn’t attending.

‘One of the few things he and I have ever agreed on. It’s a good thing him not showing up,’ he said. He noted 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 impeached. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams snubbed their successors too.  

Shortly after Trump announced the snub, Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton announced they would attend. George W Bush and wife Laura had already confirmed they would attend. Jimmy Carter, 96, and wife Roslynn, 93, will not attend, the first inaugural they have missed since 1977, while they attempt to keep safe from COVID. 

Biden’s inauguration committee on Monday announced the new details of the upcoming ceremony and the events that will surround the transfer of power.

The team is highlighting ways to include people even as they plan for a scaled-back event. They have asked supporters to stay home and celebrate there because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The day will also include a ‘field of flags’ on the National Mall that will consist of approximately 191,500 U.S. flags of varying sizes, including flags representing every state and territory, and 56 pillars of light.

The display will represent the people unable to travel to Washington D.C. for the inauguration because of the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals can sponsor a flag through the inauguration committee. 

But the fallout from Wednesday’s attack is already being felt as the city ramps up its security presence ahead of the January 20th swearing in. 

The National Park Service said it would suspend tours of the Washington Monument, a major tourist site, through Jan. 24 due to safety concerns from threats to disrupt the inauguration. 

Meanwhile, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday asked for additional security with nine days to go until Biden becomes the 46th president.

Bowser also asked the Interior secretary to ‘cancel any and all public gathering permits in the District of Columbia, and deny any applications for a public gathering during the period January 11 – January 24’ in order to avoid another situation like 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’s 6 p.m. curfew through Inauguration Day.

Her words come as Capitol Hill goes on lock down with seven-foot tall anti-climbing fencing circling the area where Biden will take the oath of office.

Additional National Guard units also have arrived in the Capitol after extra security was brought in following Wednesday’s MAGA riot that left five people dead.  More than 6,000 members of the National Guard have already been deployed and as many as  13,000 guardsmen could be on hand for the January 20th ceremony.

There is also an inside location on standby in case it’s needed. But organizers are vowing the swearing-in will take place on the West Front of the Capitol, where stands have been built and seating is being arranged.   

A seven-foot tall anti-climbing fence now circles the Capitol as part of enhanced security measures

A seven-foot tall anti-climbing fence now circles the Capitol as part of enhanced security measures

A seven-foot tall anti-climbing fence now circles the Capitol as part of enhanced security measures

U.S. National Guard members walk among the columns of the crypt beneath the U.S. Capitol rotunda days - more than 6,000 members of the National Guard have already been deployed to help with additional security

U.S. National Guard members walk among the columns of the crypt beneath the U.S. Capitol rotunda days - more than 6,000 members of the National Guard have already been deployed to help with additional security

U.S. National Guard members walk among the columns of the crypt beneath the U.S. Capitol rotunda days – more than 6,000 members of the National Guard have already been deployed to help with additional security

Members of the New York National Guard form up on the East Front of the Capitol

Members of the New York National Guard form up on the East Front of the Capitol

Members of the New York National Guard form up on the East Front of the Capitol 

On Wednesday, the pro-Trump mob climbed to the dais where Biden will take the oath

On Wednesday, the pro-Trump mob climbed to the dais where Biden will take the oath

On Wednesday, the pro-Trump mob climbed to the dais where Biden will take the oath

Biden, himself, said he was not worried about his swearing-in day.

‘I am not concerned about my safety, security or the inauguration,’ he said last week.

The pro-Trump insurgents swarmed over the stands being built on the West Front of the Capitol for the upcoming ceremony.

They climbed to the dais where Biden and Harris will take the oath of office. They waved flags from stand built for TV cameras to record the swearing-in. 

And they sat in the same stands nearly every member of Congress, three former presidents, and members of the Supreme Court will sit.

Little damage was caused to the construction area however, with only some of the sheets of plastic covering the stands being ripped.   

A pro-Trump mob stormed the inauguration stands in front of the Capitol last week in the same area the inauguration ceremony will take place

A pro-Trump mob stormed the inauguration stands in front of the Capitol last week in the same area the inauguration ceremony will take place

A pro-Trump mob stormed the inauguration stands in front of the Capitol last week in the same area the inauguration ceremony will take place

The mob climbed onto the stand built for TV cameras to record Biden's inauguration

The mob climbed onto the stand built for TV cameras to record Biden's inauguration

The mob climbed onto the stand built for TV cameras to record Biden’s inauguration

Inaugurations are classified National Special Security Event, which involves a closed air space and massive police and military presence. Several federal agencies are involved in the planning.

The Secret Service is the agency responsible for the event. 

‘For well over a year, the U.S. Secret Service, along with our NSSE partners, has been working tirelessly to anticipate and prepare for all possible contingencies at every level to ensure a safe and secure Inauguration Day,’ the agency said in a statement last week. 

Biden already had been planning a scaled back event because of the pandemic and his team has encouraged supporters to stay home. The National Mall is typically packed with supporters to witness their candidate become president.       

Workers have disbanded stands built around the White House for the inauguration parade, which will now be a virtual event.  

Instead, Joe and Jill Biden, along side Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff, will participate in a socially distanced Pass in Review on the Capitol’s West side. Those are military traditions where Biden will review the readiness of military troops.

Biden will also receive a traditional presidential escort with representatives from every branch of the military from 15th Street in Washington to the White House. 

That, the Presidential Inaugural Committee says, will be socially distanced too, while ‘providing the American people and world with historic images of the President-elect proceeding to the White House without attracting large crowds’.

Additionally, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have canceled the traditional luncheon held on Inauguration Day for the new president, sparing Biden a crowded sit down on Capitol Hill after he takes the oath of office. 

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