Donald Trump delivered Joe Biden yet another snub Tuesday, forcing him to constitution his personal aircraft to fly from Delaware to Washington D.C. as a substitute of authorizing an Air Drive jet. The president-elect flew the brief hop from his dwelling state, after a tear-stained speech eulogizing his lifeless son Beau, on a non-public Boeing 737 – then as he landed at Joint Base Andrews taxied previous an idle Air Drive Boeing 757 on the tarmac. The snub was the most recent in Trump’s defiant refusal to acknowledge his successor. In distinction the Obama administration despatched an Air Drive aircraft to New York for the Trumps in January 2017. Simply because the Biden household landed, the White Home launched a 20-minute farewell video from Trump, which didn’t point out his successor by title or congratulate him on his victory. On Wednesday, the Trumps will fly out of Washington with out greeting the Bidens, with the president holding his personal farewell ‘ceremony’ at Andrews earlier than getting on Air Drive One to his Mar-a-Lago property. He timed the flight to make sure the chief 747 retains the decision signal Air Drive One at some point of his time within the air. The Bidens as a substitute will go to Mass with Congressional leaders together with Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy – an indication of Trump’s diminishing affect within the Republican social gathering. Even Mike Pence is just not going to Trump’s farewell. Trump fought to overthrow Biden’s election victory, and even after he lastly acknowledged on January 7 that he wouldn’t stay in workplace, has not invited his successor to the White Home. The snub has been echoed by Melania Trump’s refusal to ask Jill Biden to her new dwelling. In distinction, Biden set an emotional tone as he departed Delaware, crying as he spoke about his late son Beau, who died of most cancers in 2015. 

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