As President Trump left the White House for the last time, his Vice President was nowhere to be seen. Mike Pence did not arrive at the White House on inauguration morning on the last day or Mr Trump’s presidency, CNN reported.
This comes after multiple reports have suggested that they have fallen out after the riot at the Capitol. Rioters came within a minute of seeing the Vice President rushing through a corridor with his Secret Service detail.
Mr Trump was furious with Mr Pence for refusing to help him overturn his election loss to Joe Biden, something which the Vice President didn’t have the constitutional ability to do.
Fueled by the president’s frustration, his supporters stormed the US Capitol, forcing the Vice President and other lawmakers to seek shelter. The president reportedly didn’t call to check in on Mr Pence during the riot.
Mr Pence posted a farewell message on Twitter with a number of pictures, none of which included the President.
Republican leaders were invited to Mr Trump’s farewell event at Joint Base Andrews before he flies to Florida, his last flight on Air Force One as President.
But none of the major players chose to attend as Mr Trump is on the verge of becoming politically toxic even on the Republican side of the aisle.
Mr Pence will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden, hours after Mr Trump has already left Washington.