Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden’s younger sister and close political adviser, has rejected the idea that the President-elect could work alongside President Trump.
During his speech after he was named winner of the 2020 presidential election, President-elect Joe Biden said, “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.”
During an interview with Axios that aired on Sunday, Owens said that unity between the two 2020 candidates “is likely not within the realm of possibility,” Fox News reported.
When asked if Biden and Trump could work together, Owens responded, “Why?”
“It’s a moot point. He’s never going to see Donald Trump again. Donald Trump is going off the stage on Jan. 20, and that’s history, that’s past. Joe’s not going to talk about Donald Trump. Who cares? He cares about the American people. Donald Trump is not in my brother’s focus.”
Biden’s sister added that the president-elect will also talk with “progressives or conservatives or Republicans or liberals or Democrats and independent” and will “bring respect back to governing.”
According to Owens, her brother could seek a second term in 2024. She said he is “transitional in that he’s bringing in all these young people” so the country is “not a divided country.”
On the other hand, it turns out that Trump will also “likely” run again in 2024, said former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday, if the Trump campaign‘s legal challenges do not change the projections of Biden as the winner.