President-elect Joe Biden said Friday he’s glad President Trump isn’t coming to his inauguration on Jan. 20 — calling Trump an “embarrassment” for his actions Wednesday when his supporters broke into the Capitol.
Biden said, however, that Vice President Mike Pence is welcome to come after rejecting Trump’s effort to overturn the Electoral College results.
“The vice president is welcome to come and we’d be honored to have him there,” Biden told reporters at a press conference in Wilmington, Del.
Biden slammed Trump for revving up thousands of supporters in a speech at the White House on Wednesday before the mob descended on lawmakers. Trump claimed that the election had been stolen by voter fraud, a claim that courts have rejected, and told supporters to go “fight like hell” at the Capitol to reverse Biden’s win, which they did, resulting in five deaths.
“He indicated he wasn’t going to show up at the inauguration — one of the few