Flashback: Inauguration Acrimony Is as Old as the Republic

Picture this scenario:  A president of the United States, distraught and incapable of coming to grips with losing re-election, scampers out of Washington before dawn just as the city prepares for the ceremonial transfer of power to his successor, scheduled to take place later that afternoon. The scene referenced above isn’t a depiction of what President Donald Trump could do – it’s precisely what President John Adams did do during the early hours of March 4, 1801. Rather than s

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