In a Break From Tradition, Melania Trump has Yet to Contact Jill Biden
One of the most important tradition in American politics is a smooth transition of power. And this tradition has been honored even after painful losses. In 1993, George H.W. Bush, still stung from his election loss, wrote Bill Clinton a note telling the Democrat that he was rooting for him.
Rather than excepting his loss, though, Donald Trump has decided to throw a childish tantrum. The President went as far as inciting an insurrection on the Capitol building. And his wife, Melania is filing suit. According to CNN, the current First Lady has yet to contact Jill Biden, the incoming First Lady.
When Donald Trump won the presidency, Barack and Michelle Obama were clearly upset. They did, however, help prepare Donald and Melania Trump for their upcoming duties. Melania memorably brought a gift for Michelle Obama on inauguration day.
A source told CNN, “The outgoing first lady hasn’t done anything of significance as the weeks of her tenure come to a close. She hasn’t established an office for continuing her platform in the post-White House years, according to a source familiar with her activities. Nor has she helped with the onboarding of incoming first lady Jill Biden — with whom she has still not made contact.”
"The outgoing first lady hasn't done anything of significance as the weeks of her tenure come to a close… Nor has she helped with the onboarding of incoming first lady Jill Biden — with whom she has still not made contact," @KateBennett_DC reportshttps://t.co/1PLWTyXAdp
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) January 14, 2021
Author Kate Anderson Brewer said of Melania, “There’s never been any first lady as stubborn and defiant as Melania Trump. I think she’s digging in. I think she has channeled her husband’s fury and is obviously not interested in playing the traditional role of a first lady who, in times of crisis, seeks to unite and soothe the country.”