‘I have no comment on Trump’: Biden REFUSES to answer multiple questions on indictment of former president
- Biden won’t comment on Trump’s indictment
- ‘I have no comment on Trump,’ he said
- White House has refused to comment on former president’s cases
‘I have no comment on Trump,’ he told reporters at the White House as he and Jill Biden headed to Mississippi to tour damage from a deadly tornado.
The president refused to talk about his predecessor despite being asked multiple times. He also didn’t acknowledge questions about whether he was concerned about protesters or violence in the wake of the indictment.
The White House has consistantly refused to comment on any of the Trump cases, taking the strategy of simply staying quiet and out of the way as the legal process goes forward.
President Joe Biden said he had no comment on Donald Trump’s indictment
Biden was asked four times about Trump’s historic indictment but repeatedly refused to respond.
Will the indictment divide the country, a reporter asked.
‘I have no comment on that,’ the president said.
Another reporter asked if he was worried about protesters in the wake of the indictment.
‘No. I’m not going to talk about the Trump indictment,’ Biden said.
And asked what the indictment said about the rule of law, the president responded: ‘I have no comment at all.’
Another reporter tried asking if the charges were politically motivated.
‘I have no comment on Trump,’ Biden said.
He then he walked to Marine One, which was waiting on the South Lawn with the first lady already on board.
A Manhattan grand jury indicted the former president on Thursday on charges related to a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. The exact charges haven’t been revealed yet but reports indicate there are more than 30 counts.
Trump, 76, will be arraigned in Manhattan at 2.15pm on Tuesday. He has denied any wrongdoing.
He has previously called for protests amid reports an indictment was coming down. He has warned of ‘death and destruction’ if he’s indicted.
The former president also has repeatedly attacked the judicial system and claimed to be a victim of its weaponization – a line of attack many of his Republican supporters have echoed.
He continued that argument after the news of his indictment dropped, arguing it will backfire on Biden.
‘I believe this witch-hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden,’ he said in a statement on Thursday night. ‘The American people realize exactly what the radical left democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it.’
Trump is leading the polls to be the Republican nominee in next year’s presidential race. A new poll out on Thursday showed him gaining support as GOP voters showed sympathy to him.
Donald Trump is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in New York
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden prepare to board Air Force One on their way to Misssissippi
Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina said the former president won’t be put in handcuffs on Tuesday when he’s arraigned in downtown Manhattan.
He is set to face a mug shot, finger-printing and a court appearance.
Biden, meanwhile, will survey damage from the toronado during his trip to Mississippi. He and Jill Biden will meet with homeowners and first responders. And they’ll also get a briefing from federal and state officials.
The death toll was 21 people. The storm also destroyed roughly 300 homes and businesses.
The Bidens will then spend the weekend at their home in Wilmington, Delaware. The president will visit Minnesota on Monday.