President-elect Joe Biden mentioned Friday that it is good President Donald Trump will skip the inauguration ceremony later this month after one of the vital chaotic weeks in fashionable American politics.
Trump, who helped stoke Wednesday’s violent riot on Capitol Hill, mentioned earlier Friday on Twitter that he wouldn’t attend the occasion on Jan. 20.
“I was told on the way over here that he indicated he wasn’t going to show up at the inauguration: One of the few things he and I have ever agreed on,” Biden mentioned of Trump. “It’s a good thing, him not showing up.”
“He’s exceeded even my worst notions about him,” the president-elect mentioned. “He is one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States of America.”
Biden, who spoke from Wilmington, Delaware, added that he would welcome Vice President Mike Pence on the inauguration. The vp’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
“I think it’s important that as much as we can stick to what have been the historic precedents and circumstances of how an administration changes should be maintained” Biden mentioned. “So if Mike — the vice president is welcome to come. I’d be honored to have him there and to move forward in the transition.”
Earlier within the day, Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley mentioned the vp and second girl Karen Pence had not determined whether or not they may attend.
The vp broke with Trump earlier within the week when he mentioned he didn’t have the authority to throw out electoral ballots that licensed Biden’s victory. Biden mentioned he has not spoken with Pence concerning the vp’s attendance on the ceremony.
Biden additionally provided an indirect response about his views on congressional Democrats’ try to impeach or in any other case take away Trump from workplace.
“I think it’s important we get on with the business with getting him out of office. The quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th,” Biden mentioned. “What action happens before or after that is a judgment for the Congress to make.”