- Jill Biden was yet to be be contacted by Melania Trump and in the process the latter became the modern first lady not to invite her successor for a familiarisation tour of the White House
- Trump at the same time has not extended the invitation to Biden for a meeting to the oval office
- The Republican leader, 76, would hold his own farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews and leave town before his successor is sworn in
Outgoing United States First Lady Melania Trump has broken an old tradition after she snubbed incoming First Lady Jill Biden and denied her a tour of the White House ahead of her husband Joe Biden's inauguration as president-elect.
According to the Daily Mail, Jill was yet to be be contacted by Melania and in the process she became the modern first lady not to invite her successor for a familiarisation tour of the White House.
Trump at the same time has not extended the invitation to Biden for a meeting to the oval office.
Uproar on Twitter
Melania and Trump's latest actions sparked reactions on Twitter.
Briefly.co.za sampled some comments:
Nell Scovell said:
"It's been four years, but I never forgot this image. Trump is plowing ahead into the WH while the Obamas--the epitome of kindness and decency--offer Melania support. Melania not reaching out to Jill Biden or being there to offer a welcoming hand reveals Melania's true nature."
"Michelle Obama had the grace to welcome Melania when president Obama's term ended. Apparently Melania thinks it would “be best ”to snub incoming First Lady Jill Biden. I am confident that Dr Jill Biden will do just fine."
Keith M opined:
"Melania Trump snubbed Jill Biden . Normally the outgoing first lady invites the new incoming first lady and shows her around. I'm not surprised. These Trumps' are horrible people."
The Daily Mail also reported Trump, 76, would hold his own farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews and leave town before his successor is sworn in.
Briefly.co.za had earlier reported the controversial Republican leader who was yet to concede defeat vowed not to attend Biden's inauguration.
Before his suspension on Twitter, a visibly bitter and furious Trump made it clear in a series of tweets that he won't take part in the Democrat's swearing-in ceremony which is slated for Wednesday, January 20.
His daughter Ivanka, however, had plans to attend the ceremony to the chagrin of his father.
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Source: Briefly News