Biden Responds To Trump Skipping His Inauguration – Says It’s A ‘Good Thing’
- On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the inauguration of Joe Biden, who has since responded by saying that it is a “good thing” that he is not showing up.
- While taking questions from reporters in Delaware, Biden said that Trump’s decision not to attend the inauguration was “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on,” according to Politico.
- “It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” Biden said, going on to criticize Trump for the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday.
- He said. “He’s been an embarrassment to the country.”
- This came hours after Trump announced on Twitter that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
- “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted.
- Biden also called Trump “one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States of America,”
- Biden said. “What action happens before or after that is a judgment for Congress to make.”
- While Trump will not be in attendance, his Vice President Mike Pence is still invited and is believed to be attending at the time of this writing.
- Biden said of Pence. “I think it’s important that as much as we can stick to what have been the historical precedents of how an administration changes should be maintained.”
- Trump will not be the only former president not attending Biden’s inauguration, as Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have announced that they will not be going either.
- Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, said in a statement to CNN,”“President and Mrs. Carter will not travel to Washington for the inauguration but have sent their best wishes to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and look forward to a successful administration.”
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