On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the inauguration of Joe Biden, who has since responded that it was a “good thing” not to show up.
Biden addresses Trump, who is not going to his inauguration
When answering 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 ever agreed on,” according to Politico.
“It’s a good thing he doesn’t show up,” said Biden, criticizing Trump for the riots in the Capitol on Wednesday.
“He exceeded even my worst expectations about him,” he said. “He was an embarrassment for the country.”
This came hours after Trump announced on Twitter that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
“For everyone who asked, I will not go to the inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted.
Related: President Trump announces that he will not attend Biden’s inauguration
Biden attacks Trump
Biden also called Trump “one of the most incompetent presidents in US history,” adding that he wanted to get him out of office as soon as possible.
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“The fastest way that will happen is for us to be sworn in on the 20th,” said Biden. “What happens before or after is a judgment of Congress.”
While Trump will not be in attendance, his Vice President Mike Pence is still invited and is believed to be there at the time of this writing.
“He’s welcome,” Biden said of pence. “I think it’s important that we stick to historical precedents as much as possible on how changes in administration should be sustained. And so Mike, the Vice President, is cordially invited to come. We would be honored to have him there and help drive the transition. “
Related: Trump vows that there will be an “orderly transfer of power” on January 20, promising to continue fighting the election results
Trump won’t be the only former president not attending Biden’s inauguration, as Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have announced they won’t be leaving either.
“President and Ms. Carter will not be traveling to Washington for the inauguration, but sent their best wishes to President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris and look forward to a successful administration,” said Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center. said in a statement to CNN.
This piece was written by James Samson on January 8th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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