Biden says it's a 'good thing' Trump is not attending inauguration, Pence is 'welcome to come'

By , 1010 WINS

President Donald Trump on Friday said he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration -- and that's just fine with the president-elect.

Biden said Friday it's "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on. It’s a good thing, him not showing up."

But Mike Pence, who reportedly will attend the inauguration, "is welcome to come. We'd be honored to have him there," Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware.

Trump tweeted Friday, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."

Trump's break with tradition came hours after he posted a video to Twitter on Thursday in which he admitted his presidency would end this month.

“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend the inauguration, three sources told Politico on Thursday.

While a spokesman for Pence said the vice president and second lady "have not yet made a decision on their attendance," sources said Pence was expected to show up in support of a peaceful transition.

Pence's decision to attend was made "less difficult" after Trump publicly criticized him for refusing to stop the certification of Biden's presidential election win, according to the report.

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