- Jill Biden is yet to 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
- It is a long-standing tradition for the outgoing FLOTUS to give the incoming first lady a tour of the family residence
- Trump at the same time has not extended the invitation to Joe Biden for a meeting at the oval office
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.
According to the Daily Mail, Jill was yet to 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 on the other hand is yet to extend an invitation to the incoming American leader for a meeting at the oval office.
Uproar on Twitter
The latest move by the first couple has sparked reactions among many Americans online noting that in spite of how the Obama's felt they made their transition process respectful.
@NWPinPDX on Twitter wrote:
"The thing that makes me mad is that the Obamas were so courteous and respectful to Melania Trump when the transition took place yet she couldn’t lift a finger to welcome Jill Biden to the WH. That’s some bullshit."
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."
"Remember, Michelle Obama met with Melania knowing that Trump's entire political career is based on a lie about her husband, that's class."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Trump's power in the White House seems to be diminishing.
This is evidenced by the refusal of the Pentagon to participate in a military-style parade from the president as he leaves office. The two times impeached United States president wants an extravagant goodbye.
Trump wanted his departure from Washington to involve a 'military-style sendoff and a crowd of supporters.
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