During the first presidential debate, Biden told Trump, “You’re the worst president America has ever had,” in a heated exchange over the president’s federal income taxes.
But now that he is the president-elect, Biden has said that he seeks to “unite us here at home.”
During an interview that aired Thursday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the incoming president was asked if he could sincerely thank Trump for anything.
Biden responded, “There are some things. I think what he’s done, getting the vaccine moving, has been positive.”
He continued, “But by and large, he has been a president who has decided that the way he succeeds is dividing us.”
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Joe Biden when asked if there’s anything he “could thank [Trump] for sincerely”
“There are some things. I think what he’s done getting the vaccine moving has been positive. But by in large, he has been a president who's decided that the way succeeds is by dividing us” pic.twitter.com/uZ8yZTluqZ
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) December 18, 2020
The president-elect touched on a number of other hot-button issues during his sit-down with Colbert, including his son Hunter Biden, who has been at the center of attacks from Republicans and the president.
Hunter Biden recently revealed that he is under investigation for “tax affairs.”
Joe Biden told Colbert, “We have great confidence in our son,” adding, “I am not concerned about any accusations being made against him.”
On Friday morning, Trump took a momentary break from his attempts to overturn the election to boast about the vaccine rollout. In a tweet, the president wrote, “Moderna vaccine overwhelmingly approved. Distribution to start immediately.”
Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is already being rolled out in certain states around the country. On Friday morning, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence both received the vaccine.
After his vaccination, Pence said, “We’re gathered here today at the end of a historic week to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way.”
But hospitals in the United States have been pushed to capacity as a coronavirus wave rushes across the country. On Wednesday, over 3,580 people died from the virus, marking the most deaths in a single day from the disease in the U.S.
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