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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:26 PM

Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/trump-biden-inauguration-snub/index.html

Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude
By Kate Bennett, CNN
Updated 4:07 PM ET, Mon January 18, 2021

(CNN) On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do.

The dissolving of one of America's most enduring transfer-of-power rituals -- the outgoing president welcoming the incoming president on the steps of the North Portico, and then riding with them to the United States Capitol -- is just one of the snubs the Trumps are perpetrating as they leave Washington.

Instead of a president and first lady, the Bidens will be greeted by the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, according to a source familiar with the day's events and planning. Harleth, a 2017 Trump hire from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will likely not stay on in the Biden administration, the source said, noting the role of chief usher in all probability will be filled by someone more familiar with the incoming president and first lady.

The afternoon of Inauguration Day, then-President Biden will participate in a ceremonial wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It is during these hours the bulk of the Bidens' personal effects will be moved into the White House and unpacked, according to another source with knowledge of executive residence practices.

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Reply Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude (Original post)
dalton99a Jan 2021 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #1
rsdsharp Jan 2021 #7
Budi Jan 2021 #8
wryter2000 Jan 2021 #2
Ohiogal Jan 2021 #3
LakeArenal Jan 2021 #6
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 2021 #5
bobandrileysmom Jan 2021 #10
kurtcagle Jan 2021 #15
safeinOhio Jan 2021 #18
LisaM Jan 2021 #12
DonaldsRump Jan 2021 #9
Cha Jan 2021 #17
Doodley Jan 2021 #11
edbermac Jan 2021 #13
stillcool Jan 2021 #14
Cha Jan 2021 #16
Freedomofspeech Jan 2021 #19
Cha Jan 2021 #20
DonaldsRump Jan 2021 #21
Cha Jan 2021 #22
DonaldsRump Jan 2021 #23

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:28 PM

1. Oh, well. It's not like Biden doesn't know his way around the place.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:34 PM

7. I'm not sure he knows his way around the residence.

At least not the private floors. He was close to Obama, but not as close as Bobby was to JFK, who never had him upstairs at the residence in the nearly three years of his administration.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:37 PM

8. K & R

Last week news said Biden's will live at Blair House until the WH has been fully cleaned.
It will be cleaned more than normal for a new President. Every inch will be hand wiped & sanitized.
(& no doubt de-bugged of listening enemies, foreign & domestic)

And yes. Joe Biden spent 8 years in that place as Obama's VP, He knows it well. 🙂

It'll be like returning back home.

Hope Jill begins ripping out that concrete tennis court asap.



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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:30 PM

2. When are the Bidens going to get to fumigate the place?

It sounds as if they'll be moving in right after Trump vacates. I know they plan a deep cleaning, but when will that happen?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:31 PM

3. I'm sure that the Bidens

couldn’t care less. In fact they’re probably relieved they don’t have to meet with Orange Jabba and Slovenian Sourpuss.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:33 PM

6. Beat me too it.

“Oh how disappointing!!” (eeeeeeee?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:33 PM

4. Tacky ingrates. Ignoramuses. Uncouths. Small-handed Pariahs.

Good riddance.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:33 PM

5. I wonder if the Resolute desk is still in the Oval Office?

A couple of days ago there was a video of Trump's staff carting "souvenirs" from the WH to a waiting moving van. These included a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln and several pieces of art. A grifter to the end.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:41 PM

10. Per CNN. I was worried, too.

“Questions abounded Thursday after a trio of unidentified masked officials walked a bronze bust of President Abraham Lincoln outside the front door of the West Wing. To whom did it belong? And where, precisely, was it off to?
Items such as the Lincoln sculpture were on loan from the official White House collection and part of a documented process wherein thousands of pieces of art, decorative art, sculpture, china, silver and other items are historically preserved.
These items are available for the incoming president and first lady to select at the start of a new term, as the Trumps did in 2017.”

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Response to bobandrileysmom (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:02 PM

15. Isn't theft of federal property a federal crime?

Given the custodial nature of the White House, I suspect that almost every object of significance there has some kind of tracking dot, especially given that items typically move in and out of storage regularly.

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Response to bobandrileysmom (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:08 PM

18. I might be wrong, but from the photo, I doubt it was a bronze bust.

That size might be a little too heavy to be carried that way. Like most Tя☭mp stuff a fake.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:43 PM

12. I just hope Biden changes the curtains and rug in the Oval Office

I vastly prefer the dark blue to that harvest gold.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:40 PM

9. Not a snub...it's the finest honor that can be extended to an incoming President

Having these buffoons as far away as possible.

Boy, Fat Loserman, you sure are a bad sport! Bwahahahahhahaha

Brush up on the Constitution, Big Boy. I'd be reading the Fifth Amendment VERY carefully. Maybe you can do that on your plane ride out of DC to exile and a lifetime of criminal investigations and trials, along with civil lawsuits. I can't think of a finer and more fitting tribute to you and all you've done.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:06 PM

17. I Agree.. The Bidens Are So Lucky.. look

what the Obamas had to deal with! omg!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:42 PM

11. Trump wants to harm Joe Biden's presidency, so why would he want to ever be nice to him?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:50 PM

13. I'm glad.

I’d hate to see Joe and Jill with big phony smiles plastered on their faces meeting up with those two asswipes.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:52 PM

14. Good riddance to bad rubbish

For me, there has never been an inauguration like this one. The fact that the most recent ex-president will not be in attendance is very fitting.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:05 PM

16. Our Dear Bidens, Pres to be & FL are So

LUCKY, in my book! They don't have to deal with or even Look at those Ugly Treasonous Grifter Stealing ASSHOLES!!!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:11 PM

19. The White House also needs an exorcism!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:14 PM

20. Remember this?!



Donaldsrump

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:55 PM

21. Sadly, now that Trump appears to be fading away (into criminal and civil trials/investigations)

I believe my family now applies this to me!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:01 PM

22. Aww..

because trump is ALMOST gone they want you to talk about something else?!

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:09 PM

23. Nah, they just generally want me to stop yapping so much!

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