Donald Trump has made an unapologetic return to Twitter following a ban for inciting supporters to riot at the US Capitol. He used the platform to declare that he would not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January.
It came after he released a video attempting to evade blame for Wednesday’s violence. The clip, characteristically, was filled with falsehoods – he did not “immediately” order in the National Guard, and his “only goal” in disputing the election was not to ensure its integrity, as he claimed.
Meanwhile, Democrats have said they may move in the next few days to impeach Mr Trump a second time. They were set to hold a conference call at midday on Friday.