4 years ago, Obama invited Trump to the White House to discuss transfers of power. Trump hasn’t done the same for Biden #Breaking112
No such invitation has been extended to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The meeting between sitting presidents and vice presidents and their successors is a time-honored tradition that represents the peaceful transfer of power. But CNN’s White House team has reported there are no plans for President Trump to invite Biden to the White House in the coming days. The Trump administration has refused to concede the election or recognize the results as legitimate.
It was a different scene in 2016.
Biden, then the vice president, spoke with Mike Pence in the VP’s West Wing office the same day Obama and Trump met.
Biden tweeted that he met with Pence “to offer support for a smooth, seamless transition of power.”
Their November 16 meeting was seen as a peace offering between the two men from opposing political parties. “We are just very grateful for the hospitality today for the Vice President and the second lady,” Pence said then.