Trump Left Parting Letter for Biden
A source told Fox News the contents of this note are just between Trump and Biden. It’s traditional for outgoing presidents to leave a note for their successor.
Fox confirms the note Trump left for Biden is in the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.
While Trump is breaking a century and a half tradition of every outgoing president attending the inauguration of their successor, he is keeping with the now 32-year tradition of the departing commander-in-chief writing a note to the incoming president.
As he left the White House in January 1989 after two terms in office, President Ronald Reagan started the tradition – leaving a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, who also happened to be his vice president.
Four years later, despite losing to then-Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas in a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Bush left Clinton a note in the Oval Office. The tradition has carried on to this day.
Separately, a White House official tells Fox Business’ Blake Berman that outgoing Vice President Mike Pence left his successor, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris, a handwritten note. And Pence, who was head of the Trump adminisration’s Coronavirus Task Force, left Biden and Harris a report from the task force.