hursday, January 21, 2021 -Leaving the White House when time elapses is always inevitable and Donald Trump had to also leave; though halfheartedly.
This came amid strained relationship with the incoming team which faced a lot of resistance from the incumbent who was still hanging on false claims that there was massive election fraud which he was yet to prove before any court.
And on January 20th, Biden 78 was finally sworn into office as Trump 74 made good his threats of not attending the inauguration ceremony held at Capitol Hill.
That said, it is reported that the outgoing president left a brief Note on the Resolute Desk for his successor Joe Biden. CNN documented that he left the Note for the incoming White House tenant in which he scribbled some message. This short traditional letter is usually titled ‘Parting Oval Office’ and which Biden confirmed to have seen and read describing it with one word – ‘Generous’.
Also former first lady Melania Trump left another brief Note on the table of Jill Biden who is now the US First Lady. According to the publication, Melania simply wrote a ‘short Welcome Note’ for Jill Biden.
More details of what Biden wrote is not yet out but speculations are rife Trump must have left a heartbreaking Note due to his bad relationship with the Bidens. But while giving his comment, President Biden simply maintained that the real contents of the letter will remain private for now.
“Because it was private, I will not talk about it until I talk to him. But, uh, it was generous,” he said as quoted by CNN.
This culture of writing Notes has been there for a long time in the United States of America where the predecessor must always leave something on the table before officially departing off.
Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama also did this when they were leaving office. It was later revealed that Obama wished Trump well and urged him to ‘preserve instruments of democracy and to make sure they remained as strong as found’.
The tradition of leaving Notes behind stems back in 1989 during President Reagan’s handover to George W. Bush.