Biden: ‘I’m tired of talking about Trump’
President Biden said he’s “tired of talking about” former President Trump during a CNN town hall on Tuesday.
“For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people. I’m tired of talking about Trump,” Biden said when asked about his predecessor being acquitted by the Senate over the weekend during a second impeachment trial.
Biden had avoided referring to Trump by name previously, calling him “the former guy” at one point during the town hall. The president and his top aides have generally sought not to bring up Trump’s name in public remarks, instead referring generally to the previous administration.
But Biden has still used Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic periodically to defend his own administration’s stumbles in administering vaccines nationwide.
Biden during the town hall said he inherited “a circumstance” where there weren’t enough individuals in place to actually administer the vaccines and that there was “little federal guidance” in how to get shots into Americans’ arms.
At one point, Biden inaccurately said “we didn’t have” a vaccine when he came into office.
Trump has largely been out of the public eye since leaving office, having been banned from social media, but he issued a blistering statement on Tuesday attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the senator said Trump bears responsibility for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
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