中英對照讀新聞》Trump would be only the 4th president to boycott his successor’s inauguration川普將是史上僅僅第4位拒絕參加繼任者就職的總統
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
If he follows through, he’ll become only the fourth president to boycott his successor’s inauguration and the first in more than 150 years to do so.
Two other presidents missed their successors’ swearings-in, Martin Van Buren and Woodrow Wilson. The reason for Van Buren’s absence is unknown but not seen as malicious by historians, while Wilson’s was for health reasons.
Richard Nixon did not attend Gerald Ford’s inauguration at the White House after Nixon resigned in the middle of his second term in August 1974.
successor：名詞，後繼者，繼任者；後續事物，接替事物。反義詞，predecessor，前任者。例句：US President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office next week, with his predecessor absent, and with as many as 20,000 National Guard troops guarding the capitol complex.（美國總統當選人拜登下週將在他的前任者缺席以及有多達2萬名國民兵駐守國會山莊建築群的情況下，宣誓就職。）
follow through：片語動詞，繼續完成（某事）；貫徹下去。例句：She was trained to be a ballerina but she didn’t follow it through.（她曾接受芭蕾舞伶的培訓，但並沒有繼續下去。）