According to a new report from CNN, First Lady Melania Trump has yet to invite Jill Biden to the White House for a traditional tea and tour.
The “tea and tour” has been a tradition among outgoing and incoming first ladies since 1952.
Per CNN Melania “hasn’t established an office for continuing her platform in the post-White House years, according to a source familiar with her activities. Nor has she helped with the onboarding of incoming first lady Jill Biden — with whom she has still not made contact, the source said.”
There's still no word whether First Lady Melania Trump will invite Dr. Jill Biden to a traditional "tea and tour." pic.twitter.com/Opry0LVXVc
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Author Kate Andersen Brower said “there’s never been any first lady as stubborn and defiant as Melania Trump.”
She added “I think she’s digging in. I think she has channeled her husband’s fury and is obviously not interested in playing the traditional role of a first lady who, in times of crisis, seeks to unite and soothe the country.”